Directed By David M. Evans
Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond
A young kid moves into a new neighborhood with no friends, a new stepdad, and a low sense of self-esteem. He finds refuge in a local group of kids who all like to play baseball together at the local sandlot. However, it's more than just a game for them. It's a uniting force in bringing together a group of young kids who get into all sorts of childhood mischief, pranks, and shenanigans.
This is one of those movies that never gets old to me. It was released in the year I was born, but still feels just as good as the first time I saw it. As a kid who was obsessed with baseball myself, it touches a certain nerve. However, it also takes place in the early sixties and has a lot of great aesthetic choices instilled to accompany that like classic cars, vintage designed store signs, and so many other intricacies. Not to mention a terrific soundtrack. This is a true summer classic.