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‘The Sandlot’ Returning As Streaming Series Director Says

Mar 2, 2019, 6:25 PM | Updated: 7:11 pm
The cast of The Sandlot gathers to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SANDLOT – “You’re killing me smalls!”

The boys from “The Sandlot” are returning to the field in a new streaming series, according to the director David Mickey Evans.

Evans revealed the news on the podcast The Rain Delay with Cooperstown Kurt saying the original cast is getting back in the game 26 years after its original release.

Evans did not say where the movie would stream.

The cast was in Salt Lake City less than a year ago to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the film.

Related: Fans, Cast Members Celebrate 25th Anniversary of “The Sandlot” in Salt Lake City

Fans and cast members of the 1993 celebrated the big anniversary on the field where the movie was shot when the cast was here back in August of 2018.

The movie was filmed in several areas across Salt Lake City. “The Sandlot” itself was in a field in the Glendale neighborhood.

Cast members said interest in the movie has picked up in recent years. They believe it is because children who grew up watching the movie are now having children of their own.

“It feels like every five years there’s a new generation of kids that are picking up the film and you see little Squints and Wendy Peffercorns running around,” said Chauncey Leopardi, who played the character “Squints”.

Grant Gelt, who played Bertram Weeks, said it was powerful to see how people of all ages connect with the movie.

“We met four generations of Sandlot fans all standing in a row together and that was something special,” Gelt said.

A lot of movies don’t have the emotional staying power of “The Sandlot”. Victor DiMattia, who played Timmy Timmons, believes that is because of the cast members’ genuine friendships.

“All these guys are like brothers to me and I think it comes across on the screen, that kind of camaraderie, everybody wants to have that group of friends,” he said.

As fans of the movie reminisce about their younger years, they are glad to share the memories with a new generation.

“It’s huge for me because I grew up with them. This was part of my childhood and to bring this back to my kids and they get to experience it now, it means the world to me,” Montoya said.

 

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‘The Sandlot’ Returning As Streaming Series Director Says