History Film / TheSandlot

2nd Sep '16 7:04:50 PM kquinn0830
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie takes place in 1962. At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect. 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.


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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The movie takes place in 1962. At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect. 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).
31st Jul '16 4:14:04 PM Give1Take2
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: "You play ball like a ''girl!''" Hey, it ''is'' the summer of 1962.
25th Jul '16 6:51:23 AM Ambaryerno
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* MaleGaze: Wendy Peffercorn's introduction ends with a long tracking shot of her butt as she walks down the street in slow-motion.

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* MaleGaze: Wendy Peffercorn's introduction ends with a long tracking shot of her butt as she walks down the street in slow-motion. To say nothing of the extended slo-mo shot of her applying sunscreen.
9th Jun '16 1:20:35 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* BrickJoke: Scotty stops wearing his dorky long-brimmed fish hat after Benny half-jokingly tells him to chuck it in the fireplace. In the last scene of the movie, [[spoiler: we see that he didn't heed Benny's advice: he's wearing it again while announcing at the baseball game]].



* EvilCounterpart: Thematically, "The Beast" is this to "The Babe". Both of them are larger-than-life legends, but the kids look up to Babe Ruth as a revered hero, while they see the Beast as a dreaded monster. Appropriately, [[spoiler: the Beast turns out to be named "[[MeaningfulName Hercules]]", and it turns out that his owner knew Babe Ruth personally]].



* MaleGaze: Wendy Peffercorn's introduction ends with a long tracking shot of her butt as she walks down the street in slow-motion.



%%* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: ''Heading Home''

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%%* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: ''Heading Home''Home''.
* ShadowArchetype: Mr. Mertle to Benny. In his youth, he was just as devoted to baseball as Benny, until [[spoiler: a wayward ball cost him his eyesight, and forced him to find something else to live for]]. He cautions Benny against getting too obsessed with the game like he did. Fittingly, [[spoiler: Benny follows in his footsteps and becomes a professional baseball player]].
9th Jun '16 11:56:59 AM MrDeath
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* SpiritualSuccessor: You could say this is ''Film/AChristmasStory'' for the summer months. (The ''actual'' sequel, ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' aka "My Summer Story", ain't half bad either).

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* SpiritualSuccessor: You could say this is ''Film/AChristmasStory'' for the summer months. (The ''actual'' sequel, ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' aka "My Summer Story", ain't half bad either).
9th Jun '16 6:15:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SpiritualSuccessor: You could say this is ''AChristmasStory'' for the summer months. (The ''actual'' sequel, ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' aka "My Summer Story", ain't half bad either).

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* SpiritualSuccessor: You could say this is ''AChristmasStory'' ''Film/AChristmasStory'' for the summer months. (The ''actual'' sequel, ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' aka "My Summer Story", ain't half bad either).
29th May '16 1:00:55 PM sydhighwind
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*ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie takes place in 1962. At the time, institutionalized racial segregation was still in effect. 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.
7th May '16 5:32:10 PM duranaparthur
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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Plays into the dynamic of the Sandlot's crew versus their uniformed rivals; the rivals appear to be a collection of WASPs, and all wear uniform clothing, while the crew is a RagTagBunchOfMisfits that's racially diverse, includes multiple examples of HollywoodNerd, the new kid in town, a somewhat rotund future pro-wrestler, and yet are so utterly devoted to baseball for the fun of it that they crush their uniformed counterparts.
4th Feb '16 6:56:02 PM Mullon
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8th Nov '15 8:30:01 PM IlGreven
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* CareerEndingInjury: Mr. Mertle took a "high hard one" to the head which caused him to go blind, ending his baseball career.
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