A group of boys stand on a deteriorating grass field in old baseball gear
Screenings Kids

Family Flicks: The Sandlot

When Scott Smalls moves to a new town, he joins his neighbors on the sandlot to play baseball, except that he doesn’t really know the game. As he learns from his new friends, he also comes to learn about “The Beast” – the notorious dog that lives beyond the fence of the ballfield. When his father’s Babe Ruth-signed baseball gets hit into the Beast’s yard, the boys must find a plan to retrieve the prized possession before it's too late. Featuring a fun-loving ensemble cast and a memorable carnival scene, The Sandlot is a baseball film for all ages, just in time for the season to start.

1993, dir: David Mickey Evans, DCP, color, 101 min. Screenwriter: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter. With: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Dennis Leary, Karen Allen, James Earl Jones.

Recommend for ages 8+

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  


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