The Sandlot is a 1993 Comedy-Drama sports film about young baseball players. The film was directed by David Mickey Evans and was released with the title The Sandlot Kids in Australia and the United Kingdom. The title was later changed to simply The Sandlot in all countries for a DVD release.
The film was generally well received by critics, with Roger Ebert giving it a thumbs up and making comparisons with the 1983 film A Christmas Story. However it has a "rotten" 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film grossed $4 million in its opening weekend and a further $32 million through ticket sales. Figures for worldwide, VHS and DVD sales are estimated to be at $76 million. Since its release on both VHS and DVD, the film has become a cult favorite.
The film fared well with audiences. For many, the movie brings about a sense of nostalgia, or what life used to be like growing up.