Continuity mistake: When the fence is about to fall on the dog, it changes camera angles. In each camera angle the fence falls in different directions. Plus when it starts falling, the dog turns around facing the fence, but when it falls on him, he is facing the other way.
Continuity mistake: At the end when Benny gets the ball and runs from the beast he hops the fence. The ball is in his right hand as he jumps. When the gang helps him up, he doesn't have the baseball in his right hand. As he's running through town the ball is back in his right hand.
Factual error: In his voiceover narration, Smalls says that Babe Ruth's "called shot" was made at Yankee Stadium in the bottom of the ninth inning in game 3 of the 1932 World Series. That play actually occurred in the top of the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. It's not just a character mistake; the event is too famous for him not to have heard or read about it growing up, especially since his stepfather is a Yankees fan.Cubs Fan
Revealing mistake: When the kids are at the pool and Squints has just jumped in the deep end, the other kids go crazy and then you can see water on the camera.
Continuity mistake: It is established that "The Sandlot" is a relatively vacant lot, mostly dirt, with grass mostly in the infield areas. But numerous times in the scenes involving trying to retrieve the baseball, the background shows a manicured yard with a yellow house just off to the side. It's not in the distance, it's right next to the treehouse. And it doesn't appear that this is just another angle, as we see the treehouse from a distance numerous times, and there is no grass or house anywhere in its area, let alone a full back yard with a grill.
Continuity mistake: After Squints kisses Wendy and the boys leave the pool area, Ham asks Squints if he planned it, and he looks back at Wendy. When the shot changes, some of the boys change position. For instance, Timmy is standing before the shot change, but sitting immediately afterward. (00:40:55)Knever
Continuity mistake: A while into the chase scene at the end of the movie, the dog chases Benny through the founders' celebration. A large cake, about four or five tiers high, is being carried by a couple of bakers. They lose their balance and set the cake down, but eventually it gets sent into the air. While going up, it stays whole, but the shot changes when it's coming down, and it has now broken apart into many small pieces.
Continuity mistake: When Wendy sees that Squints is drowning she takes her sunglasses and whistle and throws them off the tower, but when she gets back on her tower after kicking the boys out they are back.
Continuity mistake: When Wendy is giving mouth to mouth to Squints her head is next to his chin, but when we cut back to her she is now 5 inches away from it. Her hair also moves from the left to the right. (00:37:00)
Hamm: Hey, do you want a S'more?
Scotty: Some more what?
Hamm: No, no. Do you want a S'more?
Scotty: I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
Hamm: You're killing me Smalls.
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