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The Sandlot

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bigpern23, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Watching it on MLB Network right now. It's such a perfect coming-of-age baseball movie. Right up there with Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and Major League among my favorites.
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  2. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    In many ways sandlot/pickup baseball was more fun than little league (pitchers hand, right field closed)
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  3. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    For those with Disney+, the Sandlot is currently available for streaming as well.
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  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I have a good friend who is a diehard baseball fan who has somehow never seen The Sandlot or Field of Dreams. And now that I’ve busted his balls about it so much, he’s dug in like a tick and won’t watch it. His loss.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    2019 was a banner year in the BTExpress house. Saw Karate Kid AND The Sandlot for the first time.
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  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    It’s hard to believe that the Sandlot was not a hit. I vaguely remember a bad marketing campaign. I was 16 when the movie came out and now had no interest, but eventually found on cable and loved it.
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Might have suffered from a lack of big names. The most well-known names -- James Earl Jones, Dennis Leary, Karen Allen -- aren't even that central to the movie and don't exactly put asses in the seats. And none of those kids became, say, River Phoenix or even Corey Feldman.
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  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I kind of remember it being marketed as a little kids movie, but then reviews said it wasn’t for little kids so it stalled.

    And yeah, there were no big names, though, one has to wonder what they were thinking casting Dennis Leary as the stepdad.
  9. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez was in "Mighty Ducks." Can't say any of the others did anything as actors.
  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    The pitcher was in a ton of stuff as a kid, including the lead in Wes Craven's "The People Under The Stairs."
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  11. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    He was also in The Mighty Ducks 1 & 2.

    The Great Hambino was in The Big Green, another kids sports film from the 90s (with Steve Guttenberg of all people), as well as some random TV spots.

    The guy who played Squints is probably the one I've seen most recently. He's been in random TV shows here and there.
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