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If you ask any ’80s baby or ’90s kid to list their favorite movies growing up, odds are The Sandlot will land right at the top. Who among us didn’t wish we were as cool — or as fast — as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez? Or funny like Hamilton “Ham” Porter”? Anyone who has ever been the new kid could relate to the plight of Scotty Smalls, a self-professed science nerd whose family moved to a new town right before summer. In your circle of friends, everyone probably had their favorite player from this rag-tag team of ballers, right? (#TeamSquints forever!) But one thing indubitably remains universal among diehard fans: We all drop Sandlot quotes into casual conversation on the reg. In fact, you’ve probably said, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” at least once this week already.
Yep, The Sandlot lives right there with iconic ’90s movies like Clueless and Jurassic Park. It’s that sort of nostalgia that drives us to watch it again (and again and again) — and that compels us to read every article that comes out about it (hi, thanks for being here). While doing so, we’ve picked up a few interesting facts that make us love this fun summer film even more. For example, did you know that director David Mickey Evans had Tom Guiry, who plays Smalls, and Mike Vitar, who plays Benny, meet and rehearse together for weeks before the rest of the cast arrived to film? He wanted the close bond between Smalls and Benny to shine, and it worked! The other kids on the set actually believed Guiry and Vitar must have been friends for a long time before the movie. See? That makes you want to go re-watch it right now, doesn’t it?

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