Director: David M. Evans Run Time: 101 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1993
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams
The Sandlot is a touching film about a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad which of course means new friends, new obstacles, and a new outlook on life. The story is told from the perspective of main character Scotty Smalls as he recounts his first Los Angeles summer in 1962 when he befriended a group of boys who played impromptu baseball in a little spot known as the sandlot. Scotty learns lots of things during the summer, most importantly being how to deal with The Beast, the dog beyond the sandlot who devours home-run baseballs. As many baseball stories imbue, The Sandlot teaches the value and long-lasting value of friendship and teamwork in the formative years. Play Ball!