The Sandlot: Heading Home

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The Sandlot: Heading Home
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DVD cover
Directed by William Dear
Produced by Jon Kuyper
Written by Keith Mitchell
Allie Dvorin
Based on Characters
by David Mickey Evans
Robert Gunter
Starring Luke Perry
Danny Nucci
Keanu Pires
Chauncey Leopardi
Sarah Deakins
Music by Kendall Marsh
Cinematography Pascal Provost
Edited by Chris Conlee
Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date
  • May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Sandlot: Heading Home, known as The Sandlot 3: Heading Home and The Sandlot 3, is a 2007 film directed by William Dear and starring Luke Perry, Danny Nucci and Sarah Deakins. It is the second direct-to-video sequel to the 1993 theatrical film The Sandlot and the first direct-to-video sequel The Sandlot 2. It was released straight to DVD on May 1, 2007. It is the final Sandlot film to date.


Successful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli is knocked unconscious by a wild pitch, and wakes to all of his childhood friends, in the year 1976. When he attempts explanation to his mother, she calls the doctor, with whom he quarrels. Eventually, his mother sends him to play baseball with his friends. The next day, Tommy tells his story to teammate Ryan, and later protects him from local bully E.J. Needman. After winning several games Tommy joins Needman's team; but ultimately returns to that of his friends, and wins the game for them. Upon his return to the present, he learns that he has remained in communication with his old friends ever since this victory.


  • Danny Nucci as Benny Rodriguez
  • Luke Perry as Tommy "Santa" Santorelli
  • Keanu Pires as younger Tommy
  • Chauncey Leopardi as Michael "Squints" Palledorous
  • Sarah Deakins as Sarah Santorelli
  • Paul Jarrett as Earl Needman
  • Cainan Wiebe as Ryan
  • Brandon Olds as Two-ton
  • Cole Heppell as DP
  • Kai James as Timber
  • Samuel Patrick Chu as Matt "Wok" Wakamoto
  • Renzo Carbonel as Rolando "Roll" Alvarez
  • Meshach Peters as Quincy "Q" Washington
  • Ryan Drescher as Wings McKay
  • Alexander Ludwig as EJ Needman
  • Chris Gauthier as Officer Pork Chop


The Sandlot: Heading Home currently holds a 54% on rotten tomatoes.

Heather Boerner of Common Sense Media gave the film four out of five stars, writing "If you mixed Back to the Future with A Christmas Carol and sprinkled in a liberal dose of baseball fandom, you'd end up with this sweet, fun baseball movie that entertains while it instructs."[1]


  1. ^ "The Sandlot 3: Heading Home". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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