Eager to make friends, new-kid-in-town Scotty (Tom Guiry) heads for the neighborhood sandlot, hoping to join a pickup baseball game. He's not any good, but the others grow to accept him as they teach him about the sport. His joy turns to horror, though, when he launches a ball signed by Babe Ruth into the junkyard of a crotchety neighbor with a menacing dog. Frightened, the boys test their mettle when they scheme to retrieve the ball.
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- David M. Evans
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Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that if this nostalgic baseball comedy missteps, it's in the treatment of Wendy -- the much sought after, slightly older "babe" who one of the boys tricks into kissing him. While the guys ogle her with typical preteen interest, the camera lingers on close-ups of her various body parts. Whatever the intent, the result is unnecessary. Family relationships are also somewhat strained (particularly between one of the boys and his indifferent stepdad), but friendship plays a strong role and comes off in a very positive light. Expect some strong language, including "s--t" and lots of colorful insults.
- Sexual Content
- The boys ogle teenage girls, and the camera lingers on the female anatomy. One of the boys tricks a lifeguard into kissing him.
- The "beast" over the fence (a dog) may scare younger, particularly sensitive children.
- A few instances of "s--t" said by kids. Lots of name calling and low-level swearing: "crap," "butt," "jerk," idiot," and other colorful insults.
- Social Behavior
- Positive messages about friendship and loyalty. Family relationships are more complex, but characters' intent is generally good.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it