The Sandlot

Revealing mistake: When the boys' rival team challenges them, all the boys throw their gloves down, except Yeah-Yeah. When they all go to pick them back up, Yeah-Yeah has to pretend to pick it up.

Continuity mistake: When the treehouse is about to explode, we see Bertram say he's getting out of there and go down the ladder. Then after some scenes we see him running out of the tree house when he was supposedly already down on the ground.

Continuity mistake: When Smalls tries to throw the ball for the first time, everyone laughs at him and falls down. When it shows the guys from Smalls' view, it shows Yeah-Yeah falling down. Then when Smalls is running away, it shows Yeah-Yeah falling again.

Factual error: Although the movie is set in 1962, when Rodriguez jumps the fence of the junkyard, a red door from a '73-88 GM pickup can be seen in the background.

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.

Continuity mistake: When the vacuums explode in the clubhouse, Benny jumps over the railing right after Bertram and you see him fall past Ham. Almost 10 seconds later, Ham drops off the ladder. The next shot shows Ham and Benny hitting the ground at the same time.

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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.

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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: Scotty Smalls has a black eye the second day he goes to the sandlot. After Benny teaches him how to catch, he turns around and looks at the fence, and his black eye is healed. When when we see him going home his black eye reappears.

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Suggested correction: He still has the black eye when he turns around.

Revealing mistake: When the Babe Ruth ball is thrown to Smalls, smoke from a ball launcher is visible before Smalls hits it.

Factual error: At the beginning of the carnival scene, the Gravitron ride is in the far background. This movie is set in 1962, and the Gravitron was not introduced until 1983.

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: In the shot that Squints exits the pool, he is not wearing his glasses. In the next shot of his face, he is wearing his glasses. This all happens in back-to-back shots, all within the pool area. (00:37:35)

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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.

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Suggested correction: The treehouse is actually not in the sandlot itself. It's in the backyard of a house that's behind the sandlot (which is also where most of their retrieval efforts take place).

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)

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Visible crew/equipment: Right after squints kiss Wendy, Wendy pulls squints to his feet. When she starts dragging him out you can briefly see crew members over by the concession stands.

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Suggested correction: I pulled up this scene on YouTube and watched over it at least a dozen times. The concessions stand is far in the background and the camera pans across it quickly, so even pausing the scene, you still can't definitively make out that anyone is standing over in that area, much less anyone that can be positively identified as a crew member.

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Continuity mistake: When Wendy is performing CPR on squints the people watching it change positions throughout of the scene.

Audio problem: When Benny and the others are looking at the destroyed baseball, when Benny and Kenny are talking their mouths are out of sync with what they are saying.

Continuity mistake: When the gang are at the pool the sky changes between shots from a cloudy day to a sunny day, especially when they're kicked out of the pool.

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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Trivia: Benny and his real life brother Pablo played the same character at different ages.

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