'The Sandlot' turns 25
SALT LAKE CITY (KSL) - The cast of "The Sandlot" met with generations of fans at the actual sandlot Saturday before an event to celebrate the film's 25-year anniversary.
The cast took photos with young ball players and signed autographs.
Cast members say they hope to keep the excitement going, and want to revisit the ball field in another 25 years.
They believe it is because children who grew up watching the movie are now having children of their own.
"It feels like every five years there's a new generation of kids that are picking up the film and you see little Squints and Wendy Peffercorns running around," said Chauncey Leopardi, who played the character "Squints".
Grant Gelt, who played Bertram Weeks, said it was powerful to see how people of all ages connect with the movie.
"We met four generations of Sandlot fans all standing in a row together and that was something special," Gelt said.
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