The Sandlot: Heading Home
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|The Sandlot: Heading Home|
|Directed by||William Dear|
|Produced by||Jon Kuyper|
by David Mickey Evans
|Music by||Kendall Marsh|
|Edited by||Chris Conlee|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
The Sandlot: Heading Home (also known as The Sandlot 3 or The Sandlot 3: Heading Home), 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 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is knocked unconscious by a wild pitch, and wakes to all of his childhood friends, in the year 1976. When he attempts to explain what's happened 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 wakes up in the hospital being treated by an adult Q, and learns that instead of becoming an arrogant disloyal player, he has remained a Dodger his entire career. He has also married his girlfriend Judy and they have two children named Oliver and Heather. The biggest difference of all is that he stayed in communication with his old friends ever since this victory. Tommy then speaks to his mother's spirit, proud of who he has now become.
- Keanu Pires as (Younger) Tommy Santorelli
- Cainan Wiebe as Ryan
- Alexander Ludwig as EJ Needman
- Brandon Olds as Two-ton
- Meshach Peters as Quincy "Q" Washington
- Kai James as Timber
- Ryan Drescher as Wings McKay
- Cole Heppell as DP
- Renzo Carbonel as Rolando "Roll" Alvarez
- Samuel Patrick Chu as Matt "Wok" Wakamoto
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."
- "The Sandlot 3: Heading Home". Retrieved 4 October 2014.