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Little Giants (1994)

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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

James Ferguson (story), Robert Shallcross (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... Danny O'Shea
Ed O'Neill ... Kevin O'Shea
Shawna Waldron ... Becky O'Shea
Devon Sawa ... Junior
Todd Bosley ... Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener Michael Zwiener ... Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett Danny Pritchett ... Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons Troy Simmons ... Hanon
Sam Horrigan ... Spike
Joey Simmrin ... Murphy
Marcus Toji ... Marcus
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley Matthew McCurley ... Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)
Brian Haley ... Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer ... Johnny Vennaro
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Storyline

In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's passing a football. With Becky and Junior on ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Arroyo Grande, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,778,029, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$19,306,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,306,362
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Horrigan (Spike) replaced Jon Paul Steuer (Johnny) in the role of Quentin on the sitcom Grace Under Fire (1993). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the football game the goalposts are at the front of the end zone. Later in the game they are at the back where they usually are in football games. See more »

Quotes

Becky O'Shea: [quietly doing a cheer] give me a J. Give me a U. Give me a.
Danny O'Shea: Is that lipstick?
Becky O'Shea: No. It's a cherry tootsie pop.
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Connections

References Super Bowl XI (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

She Ain't My Baby Anymore
Written by Kostas, Gregg Lucas and John Bohlinger
Produced by Val Garay
Performed by Kostas
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Under License from CEMA Special Markets
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I think it's fun
21 October 2006 | by hessian823See all my reviews

This movie is just fun. It has a good message but its well crafted so as not to make it seem preachy as so many children's movies can be. I was 16 when this movie came out and I like it then and I like it now. How can anyone be opposed to a movie where the little guy proves that he can make it against the best. It's the American dream. While I certainly would not nominate this picture for an Oscar it is fun. This nice thing about this movie is that its pretty relevant for kids today so it has kind of a timeless quality to it. If you have kids or you are a big kid (like me) and feel like having a little light film fare, check it out, I think you'll enjoy it.


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