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|The Sandlot 2|
|Directed by||David Mickey Evans|
|Produced by||David Bixler|
|Written by||David Mickey Evans|
by David Mickey Evans
Cole Evan Weiss
James Earl Jones
|Narrated by||David M. Evans|
|Music by||Laura Karpman|
|Edited by||Harry Keramidas|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
The Sandlot 2 (also known as The Sandlot 2: The Sandlot Continues and The Sandlot Kids 2 in some territories) is a 2005 American direct-to-video sports comedy film directed and narrated by David Mickey Evans. It is a direct-to-DVD sequel to The Sandlot.
In a flashback back to 1962, Benny becomes Benny the "Jet" Rodriguez. The story shifts to 1972, ten years after the events of The Sandlot. A new crop of nine kids now reside in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and play baseball at the Sandlot. Johnnie Smalls (James Willson), the little brother of Scott Smalls, has heard the legend of "The Great Fear" a ferocious dog he calls the "Beast" that is owned by Mr. Mertle, who lives behind the Sandlot. David Durango (Max Lloyd-Jones) becomes the leader of the team which consists of Tarquell (Neilen Benvegnu), Mac (Brett Kelly), Saul (Cole Evan Weiss) and his little brother, Sammy (Sean Berdy), referred to as "Fingers", because he is deaf. Behind the Sandlot, the Goodfairer family lives next to Mr. Mertle.
David's rival, Hayley Goodfairer (Samantha Burton), and her two friends, Jenny (McKenzie Freemantle) and Penny (Jessica King), compete with the boys over sharing the Sandlot. When the girls refuse to leave, Johnnie suggests sharing it. All but David agree.
The girls are actually amazing ballplayers, and Johnnie asks them to join their team. The kids play a game with a little league team. When the team captain, Singleton (Reece Thompson), purposely hits Hayley, David punches him in retaliation and forces him to permanently vacate the Sandlot.
Mac hits the ball over the junk wall with his aluminum bat. As the group is about to go through a hole in the fence to retrieve it, Johnnie stops them and relates the story of, "The Great Fear", saying the Beast was born to bite. He says there was a boy who loved the comic book hero, Rapid Rocket, and believed he could run as fast. One day, he walked past Mr. Mertle's house. Mertle had forgotten to lock the backyard gate. The Great Fear got out and chased the boy. It is unknown what happened to the boy, but soon after, Mertle built a wall of assorted junk to keep his dog in. If anything went over the fence, nothing came out.
Johnnie accidentally launches a model Space Shuttle that was built by Hayley's NASA engineer father. It lands in Mr. Mertle's back yard. Hayley and the others frantically think of ways to retrieve it. They hire a boy called the "Retriever", though he fails to get it and goes home. Like Benny Rodriguez from the first movie, David decides to go over the wall to retrieve the model. Here it is revealed that the little boy who was bitten by "The Great Fear" in the story was David. He retrieves the space shuttle and escapes unscathed. The Sandlot kids soon discover (just like The Beast did) that The Great Fear has gotten loose. David hops on his bike and is chased by the Great Fear. David rides through a construction site, then gets off his bike and runs back to the sandlot. David hops over the junk wall back to Mr. Mertle's yard and falls through the tunnel that Mac used while trying to get the shuttle back. The dog knocks over the wall and saves David from suffocating. When David defeats the dog, it is revealed that the dog's real name is Goliath. The kids eventually realize that Goliath only wanted to get out so he could visit a neighboring female dog. As the kids depart, Hayley and David share a kiss. Mr. Mertle, tired of kids thinking he is grouchy, will not build a new fence.
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- James Willson as Johnnie Smalls
- Max Lloyd-Jones as David "Rocket" Durango
- Samantha Burton as Hayley Goodfairer
- Brett Kelly as Mac McKing
- Cole Evan Weiss as Saul Samuelson
- Neilen Benvegnu as Tarquell
- Sean Berdy as Sammy "Fingers" Samuelson
- Jessica King as Penny
- McKenzie Freemantle as Jenny
- Griffin Reilly Evans as The Retriever
- Reece Thompson as Singleton
- Teryl Rothery as Mrs. Goodfairer
- Greg Germann as Mr. Goodfairer
- James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle
- Steve Garvey as Little League Coach
- Austin Dunn as Kid David
- Barbara Kottmeier as Hot Young Lady
- Michael Antonakos as Boyfriend
- Celia Bond as Man at Movie
- David Mickey Evans as Narrator aka the adult Johnnie Smalls