History Film / TheSandlot

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"
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* 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.
13th Jul '17 3:50:09 PM SinDustries
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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.

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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, [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant 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.
5th Jul '17 3:37:43 PM SalingerFanboy96
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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 May '17 12:27:13 PM 32_Footsteps
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* PetTheDog: In the film's climax, after the confrontation with The Beast, the sandlot fence falls on The Beast, trapping him. Smalls and Benny eventually move the fence enough to let The Beast out, resulting in Smalls being inches away from The Beast. What does the dog do, inches from one of the kids that he's been unable to get at the whole film? [[spoiler: What any BigFriendlyDog would do, particularly after being helped out - he happily licks Smalls' face.]]
12th May '17 4:26:21 PM NekoHybrid
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* CurbstompBattle: Despite the snobby team's arrogance, Benny and company completely dominated the game against them. The snobs never got a hit off, and once the Sandlot team had their turn at bat, they stayed at bat until the end of the day.
22nd Feb '17 5:21:14 PM Segal991
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** Rather: "[[AvoidTheDreadedGRating Oh SHIT!]]" when [[spoiler: The Beast leaps over the fence to get the ball back from Benny.]]

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** Rather: "[[AvoidTheDreadedGRating "[[PrecisionFStrike Oh SHIT!]]" when [[spoiler: The Beast leaps over the fence to get the ball back from Benny.]]
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