‘The Sandlot’, action comedy set in 1960s around fifth-grader Scotty Smalls who ‘can’t even throw a baseball’ will be shown at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 29 at the American Center, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Directed by David Mickey Evans and starring Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Grant Gelt and Victor Dimattia, the 20th Century Fox Film showcases how an insecure young boy becomes household baseball player in his new hometown.
Scotty moves into a new town with his recently remarried mother and stepdad. Feeling ostracized as the new kid on the block, Scotty tries to make friends with the other boys. But they spurn him when they realize that Scotty knows next to nothing about baseball -- not even who the ‘Great Bambino’ (Babe Ruth) was. Dejected and lonely, Scotty begins to feel he will always be an outsider. Then Benny ‘The Jet’ Rodriguez, the best ballplayer in school, befriends him and things change quickly: the boys are more willing to accept Scotty, despite their reservations, and they have fun playing ball together all summer.
But a mystery lurks in this small town, a tale told in hushed tones about a creature called ‘The Beast’. According to legend, the furry monster lives just beyond the left field fence of the sandlot -- devouring baseballs in lieu of little boys. Scotty and Benny embark on an adventure into the lair of this mythic behemoth, and their heroic exploits finally make Scotty a fully-accepted member of the gang. The already popular Benny becomes a living legend to the other boys.