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Little Giants

  • 1994
  • PG
  • 107min
  • 40%
  • 6.4 / 10

Little Giants is a family film centering around peewee football. Kevin O'Shea, played by Ed O'Neill, is a peewee football coach in a small town, and wants to make a championship team. He hosts tryouts for the team, but rejects his niece Becky O'Shea because she's a girl, even though she is a great player. Becky's father and Kevin's brother Danny O'Shea, played by Rick Moranis, is talked into coaching a 2nd peewee team made up of Becky and the other misfits who were rejected by Kevin. Since there is only allowed a single team to represent a town for the league, one of the two teams has to disband. Kevin and Danny come to an agreement to have a football match between the two teams to see who will have to disband. Becky and her dad have to overcome obstacles and grow a team in order to win.

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There were originally plans for a sequel, but ostensibly since the first one didn't perform well, those plans were scrapped. The whole idea for the movie came from a McDonald's ad in the early 90s. Steven Spielberg enjoyed the ad and so got a script made for the movie. The two peewee teams, the Little Giant's and the Cowboys are based off the NFL teams of similar names, and similar themes of underdog team and championship team.


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Little Giants is a 1994 family comedy film directed by Duwayne Dunham. Dunham has not directed many feature films but has done editorial work on Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Little Giants stars Rick Moranis, known for his roles in Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. The film also stars Ed O'Neill, who has acted in Wayne's World and Spartan, and has voice acted for Finding Dory and Wreck-It Ralph. Little Giants had an estimated budget of $20 million and grossed $19 million at the box office in the United States.