History Film / TheSandlot

8th Jan '18 12:19:27 AM StomachofFE
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* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler:Mr. Mertle played professionally, was such a close friend of Babe Ruth that he called him by his real name, George, and could have equaled or even ''rivaled'' the Babe in terms of skill, [[CareerEndingInjury had he not lost his vision in an accident]].]]

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* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler:Mr. Mertle played professionally, was such a close friend of Babe Ruth that he called him by his real name, George, and could have equaled or even ''rivaled'' the Babe in terms of skill, [[CareerEndingInjury had he not lost his vision in an accident]].via a fastball to the face]].]]
19th Dec '17 1:38:51 PM kquinn0830
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The movie takes place in 1962 and features Benny, who's Hispanic, and Kenny, who's black, hanging out with white kids all around town with no one batting an eye (their races aren't even commented upon). At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect and even in a more liberal area like Southern California, you'd be hard pressed to find a black kid playing baseball with a bunch of white kids (even a Hispanic kid would be considered pushing it).
28th Nov '17 9:52:29 AM Macsen
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* AngryGuardDog: The Beast, which has a reputation for eating trespassers. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a BigFriendlyDog.]]

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* AngryGuardDog: The Beast, which has a reputation for eating trespassers. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a BigFriendlyDog.BigFriendlyDog who just ''reeeeeeeally'' likes baseballs.]]
16th Oct '17 3:52:17 PM MemphisBelle43
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The movie takes place in 1962 and features Benny, who's Hispanic, and Kenny, who's black, hanging out with white kids all around town with no one batting an eye (their races aren't even commented upon). At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect and even in a more liberal area like Southern California, you'd be hard pressed to find a black kid playing baseball with a bunch of white kids (even a Hispanic kid would be considered pushing it).
25th Sep '17 10:27:37 PM NekoHybrid
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* WhatTheHellHero: The Sandlot crew were shocked and appalled when they found out Smalls took without permission his step-dad's Babe Ruth autographed baseball and actually played with it, resulting in it getting taken by The Beast. To them, a ball autographed by Babe Ruth is as precious as a diamond.
16th Sep '17 3:10:01 PM kquinn0830
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The movie takes place in 1962 and features Benny, who's Hispanic, and Kenny, who's black, hanging out with white kids all around town with no one batting an eye (their races aren't even commented upon). At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect and even in a more liberal area like Southern California, you'd be hard pressed to find a black kid playing baseball with a bunch of white kids (even a Hispanic kid would be considered pushing it).
4th Sep '17 10:32:16 AM Hedging
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* GroundedForLife: Subverted; Smalls clearly fears this fate, and is glad when his dad decides to only ground him for two weeks.

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* GroundedForLife: Subverted; Smalls clearly fears this fate, and is glad when his dad decides to only ground him for two weeks.one week.
30th Aug '17 3:24:32 AM RedScharlach
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Smalls suggests they go talk to The Beast's owner to have him get the ball back for them. Squints shoots this down, and everyone else agrees. [[spoiler:The first thing Mr.Mertle says when they tell them they were trying to get it back is to ask why they didn't just ask him. Cue everyone shouting at Squints and hitting him over the head with their baseball caps.]] Better justified than most examples given the urban legends surrounding The Beast, and the fact that the main characters are kids.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Smalls suggests they go talk to The Beast's owner to have him get the ball back for them. Squints shoots this down, and everyone else agrees. [[spoiler:The first thing Mr. Mertle says when they tell them they were trying to get it back is to ask why they didn't just ask him. Cue everyone shouting at Squints and hitting him over the head with their baseball caps.]] Better justified than most examples given the urban legends surrounding The Beast, and the fact that the main characters are kids.



** Also the team's reaction when Smalls tells them the ball he hit over the fence was signed by "Baby Ruth"
* OpposingSportsTeam: Subverted; it initially appears like the Sandlot ragtag team have met their villianous match midway through the film with a rival team that is introduced, complete with snobby attitude and nice uniforms.[[spoiler: In the very next scene the Sandlot team defeats them in blow-out fashion.]]

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** Also the team's reaction when Smalls tells them the ball he hit over the fence was signed by "Baby Ruth"
Ruth".
* OpposingSportsTeam: Subverted; it initially appears like the Sandlot ragtag team have met their villianous villainous match midway through the film with a rival team that is introduced, complete with snobby attitude and nice uniforms.[[spoiler: In the very next scene the Sandlot team defeats them in blow-out fashion.]]



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The sequels each has a loudmouth fat kid, like Ham, in the Sandlot gang.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The sequels each has have a loudmouth fat kid, like Ham, in the Sandlot gang.
21st Jul '17 6:36:35 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Inversion. Despite takin place in 1960s Los Angeles, the film was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah.
13th Jul '17 3:52:30 PM SinDustries
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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: "You play ball like a '''''GIRL!'''''". Those are fighting words.

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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: "You play ball like a '''''GIRL!'''''". Those are Them's fighting words.
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