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Living In: The Sandlot

by Maxwell Tielman

Whenever I re-watch movies I loved as a child, I often find myself disappointed. Although I loved them when I was ten, for some reason, when I return to them, they seem to have lost a bit of their humor, life, and magic. This, however, has never been the case with The Sandlot. I first saw this throwback coming-of-age tale in theaters when I was just around five. I later viewed it again as a rental on VHS. Just a few years ago, I watched it again on DVD. Each time, it not only remained thoroughly enjoyable, it seemed to get even better. I guess that’s what makes a great, classic film—something that you can return to again and again with new eyes, only to love it more. And what’s not to love about The Sandlot? It’s got period set design, a heartwarming story of friendship, adventure, baseball, s’mores, WENDY PEFFERCORN—oh, and also “You’re killin’ me smalls!” Never gets old. —Max

1. Vintage Yankees Pennant | 2. Baseball | 3. Moscot Glasses | 4. Striped T-Shirt | 5. Dog Bone | 6. Sleeping Bag

1. Louisville Slugger Bat | 2. Red Cruiser Bike | 3. Cat Eye Sunglasses | 4. Swimsuit |  5. Baseball Glove | 6. PF Flyers | 7. Bazooka Joe Book | 8. Baseball Sheets

Film: The Sandlot

Director: David M. Evans

Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marley Shelton, James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

Art Direction: Marc Dabe

Set Decoration: Judi Sandin

Costume Design: Grania Preston

Production Design: Chester Kaczenski

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