The Sandlot 2 (2005) - full transcript

In the 12-years-since comedic sequel to 1993's The Sandlot, a new group of kids have moved into the sandlot: David Durango (Max Lloyd-Jones), Mac McKing (Brett Kelly), Saul (Cole Evan Weiss), his deaf brother Sammy "Fingers" (Sean Berdy), Tarquell (Neilen Benvegnu), Scotty's younger brother Johnnie Smalls (James Willson), and a surprise for The Sandlot 2, a girl in the group Hayley Goodfarier ('Samantha Burton'). When Johnnie mistakenly sends a model rocket over the junk fence in The Great Fear's yard, the gang must retrieve it. Even with the help of The Retriever (Griffin Reilly Evans, the director's son), a kid who steals dog tags and finds The Great Fear's a challenge. Yes, complete with another psychotic name-calling scene with Mac and little league captain Singleton (Reece Thompson). And, of course, with James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle.

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[ Man Narrating ] It began with
the retrieval of the Great Ball.

[ Kids Shouting ]

Stolen by the Beast,
the monster poured into its possession...

his slobber and his will to
dominate all who trespassed his land.

But there were
some who resisted.

An alliance of neighborhood kids banded together
and fought for possession of the Great Ball.

[ Barking ]

When all seemed lost,
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez...

Aided by magic shoes guaranteed to
make a kid run faster and jump higher...

Battled for the
future of the sandlot.

[ Creaking ]



Hercules, the Beast,
enemy of all free kids,

was finally defeated.

Time passed,
and for 3,000 days...

the Great Ball, its retrieval and the
danger of what was once contained...

behind the left field fence,
was almost forgotten.

Rumors grew up about
a shadow of the Beast.

[ Ferocious Growling ]

Finally, when nine new kids came
to the sandlot in the year 1972,

something old and
new was waiting.

I was the only one that
knew anything about it.

My name is Johnnie Smalls,
and that was the summer that...

a kid named David Vincent Durango
taught me the greatest lesson in life...

and became the very
first hero I ever knew.

But even though what happened
that summer happened on the sandlot,



it had nothing to
do with baseball.

After one long year,

Jonathan Buckminster Smalls,

All-City third grade
science project winner.

Ladies and gentlemen,
the Saturn Apollo rocket.

Godspeed, Astro Jake.

Flight deck... [ Imitates Radio
Static ] this is mission control.

- We are "go" for launch.
- [ Bell Ringing ]

[ Smalls Narrating ] The summer
between sixth grade and seventh grade...

is the best of times
and the worst of times.

Cartoons, army men and making
crank calls aren't important anymore...

because you're focused on zits,
B.O. and how your breath smells.

♪ Dizzy ♪

♪ I'm so dizzy my
head is spinning ♪

♪ Like a whirlpool it never
ends ♪ And that's when it comes.

The one great moment in your life
containing all your potential futures.

You have two choices: Start down the
path of greatness or hate yourself forever.

You're supposed to say,
"I'm sorry."

Earth to boy.

You're really fast. Thanks.

You're supposed to say,
"You're welcome."

♪ I want you for my sweet pet ♪

- [ Horn Honks ] - ♪ But you
keep playing hard to get ♪

♪ Going around in
circles all the time ♪

Bye. ♪ Dizzy ♪

♪ I'm so dizzy my
head is spinning ♪♪

The moment he first had
a chance to talk to her...

was not the one great
moment of his life.

That moment for David would
come 99 days later. [ Exhales ]

- Hey, David, let's go play some baseball.
- Yeah, David. Come on.

Let's go to the sandlot.

David.

Her name's Hayley
Goodfairer. Solid.

[ Boy ] Sammy says she
moved here a month ago.

Her dad's some kind
of government egghead.

He's worked in the South most of her life,
so she's from, like, down there somewhere.

She's 12 going on 13. Got
a late in the year birthday.

How the hell do you know that,
Fingers?

It's his purpose in life to know
all the facts about the ladies.

I heard she's liberated.

Tarq, she's a girl. Who cares? Like,
I'm just sayin'.

You're all wasting time. We still have a
huge problem, in case all you bozos forgot.

If we don't figure
something out,

our first whole summer on the
sandlot is gonna be over before it starts.

Crap. He's right. Let's roll.

[ Smalls ] The sandlot was
like David's baseball kingdom.

Nine, eight... But that summer,
a kid named Singleton...

who was the captain of a Little League
team, set his sights on taking it from him.

It was a bitter rivalry, and one
day I got caught in the middle of it...

- and almost didn't live to see tomorrow.
- A hundred days of baseball.

This is so much fun.

I don't know. Hey,
guys, who's that kid?

Hey. What's that thing?

Oh, my God. He's one of them.

He's gonna blow up
the sandlot. Get him!

- Come on!
- Five, four, three, two, one.

We have ignition.

Holy crap!

- [ Screams ] - [ Boy
] Look out! Look out!

[ All Shouting ]

[ Boy ] There he goes.
Get him! There he goes.

Get back here.
There's nowhere to run.

We're gonna get you. You can run,
but you can't hide.

Get him. He's
going over the fence.

[ Boy ] Get back here,
you little jerk. [ Water Splashes ]

[ Boy ] Come on. He's
somewhere around here.

Why don't you pick on
someone your own size?

- What are you doing here?
- I live here.

You live here?
Next to the sandlot?

Look, I don't know anything
about a sandlot, whatever that is.

But this is private property,
and you're trespassing.

- [ Arguing ] - [ Meows ]

- What's she talking about?
- That punk blew up our dugout.

It's none of your business anyway.
Hand him over and we'll leave.

How about you leave,
or I'll call the police?

[ Whistles ]

The whole place is gonna burn
down. Can we use your hose?

Please. Please. Come on.

- Aw, come on. - [ All Begging ]

The dugout's on
fire. Okay. Go ahead.

[ Boy ] Go, go, go,
go. Hurry up, guys!

Guys, get the gate! Get
the gate! Follow me, guys.

Follow me. Hurry, hurry, hurry!

- Hurry up!
- Faster, guys. Faster.

- Whoa! - Here. Let me do it.

Let me help. Let
me help. Let go.

Get off him. Get off him.

Guys, let him do it.

[ Arguing ]

Thanks. For what?

They're just silly boys.

Maybe to you. To me,
they're like dogs with rabies.

Sixth graders. Very dangerous.

Well, then,
you better go while they're busy.

Okay. [ Boy ] Hurry up!

But be here
tomorrow... early. Why?

I saved your life,
now you have to do exactly what I say.

Okay.

[ Smalls ] The last thing a kid needs on his
first day of summer vacation is an enemy.

And now I had five of them.
But I also had a new friend.

And it was because of me and
Hayley that David would finally come...

to the one great
moment in his life.

Do I have to rake
the whole field?

[ Door Closes ] Oh. Hi, Daddy.

Hey, uh, sweetheart. Roger.

You know referring to Hayley
with frilly nicknames is sexist.

It negatively impacts her
developing self-esteem.

Now,
she is every bit the equal of a male child.

Right. Sorry,
uh... Sorry there, uh, buddy.

That is much
better. [ Loud Kiss ]

I gotta go. And you,
you be good. Bye, Mom.

- Bye.
- See you later, sweetheart.

Uh, partner.

Uh, Dad,
this is my friend, uh...

- Johnnie. - Yeah.

Oh, hey-hey,
Johnnie. [ Chuckles ] [ Engine Starts ]

Nice to meet you, John.

[ Clears Throat ] Yeah. It's nice
to meet you there, uh, Johnnie.

- Anyway, Johnnie's into rockets too.
- Hayley... No, no.

Dad,
please. There's the NASA logo.

Oh. [ Chuckles ] I've got my... Yeah,
whoops, there.

Uh... [ Clears Throat ] Well,
Johnnie, uh, model rocketry,

that's a great little hobby. With all
due respect, sir, rockets are my life.

Really?

Well, mine too. May I ask, sir,
what you're currently working on?

Well, you could. But if I told you,
I'd have to...

Daddy. What?

That's okay. I know
he's just kidding.

Not really.

- Yes, sir. I understand.
- Yeah.

We'll see you around there,
buddy. Okay. Count on it, sir.

- Okay. See you later, sweetheart, uh, tiger.
- Yeah.

Right. Bye, Dad.

Forget it. You need security
clearance to get in there.

In your own garage?
My dad's workshop.

Grab that sprinkler. You've
got a lot of work to do.

They turned the
dugout into a dollhouse.

- Is that legal?
- Is what legal?

Girls... on a baseball diamond.

- What are you doing here?
- You said that yesterday.

Is that all you know how to say? Besides,
none of your beeswax.

- You're not allowed to be here.
- We have as much right to play here as you do.

- Play what? - Baseball.

- Are you taking loony pills?
- What's that supposed to mean?

That's a softball...
squishy... For girls.

[ Rustling, Crackling ]

This is a baseball.
What men play with.

Then what are you doing
with one? [ Girls Giggle ]

- Well? - "Well" what?

- Leave already. - No.

Look, doll,
this is a baseball diamond.

We come here to play a
serious game of baseball.

You and your friends should go home and
play with your Barbies before you get hurt.

Are you threatening me? No,
sugar.

He just means if there's a bad hop, you
could get hurt being, like, girls and all.

And you're a male chauvinist pig,
being, like, a boy and all.

That's what my mom calls my
dad. I told you, she's liberated.

Yes, I am,
and I can do anything you can do better.

This is a baseball,
same as that.

For the love of Pete,
are you deaf?

Sorry, Fingers.

This is not a
baseball. It's a softball.

My three-year-old sister
can hit this grapefruit.

- [ Boys Laugh ] - With
a souvenir Dodger bat.

- [ Laughter Increases ] - And
if you pitch it 60 miles an hour.

- [ Laughing ] - [ Mock
Laughter ] I bet you couldn't hit it.

Say what?

I don't bet trash. I burn it.

- What did you say?
- I'll bet I can strike him out with three pitches.

If I do, we stay, you leave.

If I don't, you stay,
we'll leave.

- You're serious?
- Like Gloria Steinem.

You're on, doll face. Tarq,
get my bat and my helmet.

Mac, what are you doing?

Getting rid of them. You just can't
take a bet like that by yourself, Mac.

We all get a say. And?

- And my mom reads Ms. magazine.
- What the hell is he talking about?

Gloria Steinem writes that magazine.
It's serious women's liberation stuff.

What the hell is
he talking about?

I'm just saying,
what if the impossible happened?

Like, somehow, she, like, threw three
pitches, and you didn't, like, hit one.

Are you cracked? She's a
girl. This is baseball. I'm a man.

Listen,
she'll toss me a ball... [ Whimpers ]

I'll tag it four blocks, they'll go
home and all this junk will be over.

Okay? Okay? Okay?

Well?

Now you're talking.

Bring it on, skirt.

Don't blink. [ Scoffs ]

- What the...
- Come on. Pitch it already.

I call time. What
the hell was that?

Come on. That's totally
illegal. You can't do that!

[ Laughing ]

- [ All Hiss ] - You
didn't even swing.

Um, I kind of blinked.
Just tell me what happened.

- She smoked you, meathead.
- You didn't even swing.

I heard you the first time,
Tarqell.

Swing? He didn't even see it.

- Oh, like you never took a strike before.
- Not like that.

- I've never seen anything like that before.
- [ Laughs ]

Oh, my God, Hayley. They are
so embarrassed. They should be.

How was I supposed to know that
they were a professional softball team?

You go back up there,
she'll mow you down like a summer daisy.

What are you now, a poet?

Sam's pretty sure it's a violation
of the rules to pitch underhand.

- Hey! - That one is cute.

You can't do that
underhand pitch thing.

It's against the rules of
baseball. I'm just tellin' ya.

No,
it's not. There's no rule against it.

So it's legal and
fair. [ Giggling ]

Oh. Okay. Thanks.

We are officially screwed.

[ Exhales ]

[ Exhales ] No, we're not.

Excuse me, what are you doing?

Pinch-hitting. It's legal...

and fair. Yeah,
totally legal and fair.

Don't worry,
guys. I got it. Go ahead.

[ Boy ] David's got
it. It's over. Solid.

- Whoa. Watch it. - Foul ball.

Foul ball.

Foul ball.

Come on.

Foul ball.

Foul ball.

- Well? - "Well" what?

I'm asking if you want to call the game
on account of it's gonna get dark soon.

- If you're too tired.
- I didn't say I was tired.

- Uh, Hayley? - What?

- Maybe we should call it.
- [ Scoffs ]

- Until tomorrow, I mean.
- Yeah. David, man, it's gonna get dark soon.

- It's a safety issue, you know.
- [ Exhales ]

[ Mrs. Goodfairer ] Hayley,
come home. Dinnertime.

- Forfeit! That's a forfeit!
- [ Huffs ]

[ Woman ] David,
time to take your bath. It's a draw then.

[ Huffs ]

Hey, David. Your mom still
makes you take a bath at 6:00?

- Shut up, Saul.
- Fine. Tomorrow then. Little baby.

Count on it, spoiled brat.

[ Panting ]

[ Growls ]

[ Saul ] David, what are you
doing? [ Tarqell ] Are you okay?

What was that all about?
Why are you just sitting here?

Come on. We're wasting
time. Let's go to the sandlot.

- David, we gotta go get Sammy.
- Geez, what's the hurry?

Why are his panties in a twist?
How am I supposed to know?

- Payback time, little turd.
- It was an accident.

You wrecked our field.
Now your ass is grass.

What? I cleaned it
up. I made it better.

It's true. The sandlot
never looked this good.

He even dragged the baseline. Okay,
already, Saul.

If Singleton told you to wreck the field,
why'd you clean it up?

Who's Singleton?

Little League team captain. The guy
who told you to mess up the sandlot...

so we'd leave and him and his
team could take it for practice.

Sir, I don't know no Singleton and I don't
know nothing about no Little League...

and I don't play baseball.

- Rockets are my life, sir.
- You ain't one of them?

I don't even know no "them,"
sir.

What's your name?
Jonathan Buckminster Smalls.

Hell of a name.

So, you're friends with them.

- Kind of.
- So you know we've got a situation.

- I guess.
- "I guess"? Look, Bucky...

- Johnnie.
- Whatever. This is our sandlot, and we've owned it for, like,

a long time.

Actually, most of us have only lived
here for a couple of years... except David.

Shut up, Tarqell. Like I said,
a long time.

Longer than those girls anyway.

And so... And so... And so...

"And so" what?

I don't know. I'm out of
words and stuff. This is stupid.

Johnnie,
go over there and tell them to leave.

I don't think they...

- They said you have to leave.
- No.

They aren't going
to leave. [ All Huff ]

Just tell 'em to leave.

They really,
really need you to leave. No.

They said no. [ David
] Tell them to leave.

No.

They aren't leaving. Again.

No! [ Sighs ]

[ Exhales ]

- He's done for, Captain.
- What did they say?

- [ Scoffs ] - If they were boys,
we could beat 'em up.

Well, they ain't and we can't.

I have an idea.

Share.

Share the sandlot.
Play together.

- We could do that.
- Are you all cracked?

David, man. You know,
like, they're really good.

Yeah. Really, really good,
and we're like four men short for a team.

- They're girls.
- Yeah, but, so what?

So what? You got us into this crap-mess,
Mac.

A good soldier knows when
to surrender. I surrender.

They're good. We need them.

Let me put it this way. We want to
beat those Little League jerks, right?

Well, them are the answer.

[ Deep Breath ]

Mac, go make a deal.

Do they hate each
other or what? No.

[ Scoffs ] They are,
like, totally in love.

But why are they always
mad at each other?

It's the same thing. Doy!

Oh. Well,
here's the deal. We give.

Really? Yeah,
but you got to be on our team.

Really? Yeah. We need three more guys,
er, players.

We got a big game
coming up soon. Deal.

[ Spits ] That is so disgusting.

Oh, sorry.

- Sammy said the cookies are great.
- [ Hayley ] Thank you.

- Can he have the recipe?
- Sure, I'll write it down for you.

- The dugout's very tastefully done.
- Thanks.

- Saul. - What?

- Shut up.
- Orange is my favorite color.

- Mine too. - Ow! What?

- Is this freshly squeezed?
- Yes. Thank you for noticing.

- Mac. - What?

Shut it.

Anyway, this is Jenny and this is Penny,
and I'm...

[ Together ] Hayley
Goodfairer. We know.

This is Tarqell, Mac,

- [ Slurps ] - Saul
and his brother Sam.

We call him Fingers. He's deaf.

Just look at him when you talk
to him. He can read lips. Okay.

Hi.

Let's reconnoiter these turkeys.

Yeah.

[ Boy ] Come on,
Singleton. Get a hit.

Look,
guys. It's the sandlot retards.

Singleton. That's enough, son. Get
back here. We've got a practice going on.

- Yeah, in a second, Coach.
- But you said that last time,

and then we stood around while
you cussed out the ice cream man.

Back to practice. Last
time I coach my nephew.

You guys bring your sisters
to watch some real ballplayers?

Shut your mouth, Singleton.

Actually, they're here to watch me wipe
home plate with that mop you call your hair.

- [ Laughter ] - Sweeping up's
all you're good for, doughboy.

- Good thing you're switching to softball.
- That's it! You're dead meat.

Dead,
I tell you! Dead! Settle down, Mac.

Now,
calm yourself. I'm okay. I'm okay.

- [ Boy ] Yeah, right, roly-poly.
- Okay.

Speaking of sweeping up, you girls keeping
our practice diamond all clean and tidy?

- Watch your mouth, jerk.
- Shut up, porky.

- Lurch!
- Your mama wears combat boots.

Your mama's so ugly,
when you were born they slapped her.

- Gomer Pyle. - Hippie.

- Shut up, porky.
- You already said that, idiot.

Yeah, well,
you're still fat, moron.

You're a fart-sniffing,
road-apple-chewing,

scab-licking female dog.

I ain't done yet. You're ugly,
your mama dresses you funny,

you stink like toe fungus and
you ride the short school bus.

Yeah, well,
you play ball like a girl.

[ All Gasp ] [ Boy ] Good one.

Excuse me. What did you say?

- You heard me.
- Friday. The sandlot.

Be there, male chauvinist pig.

Count on it, tomboy.

[ Boy ] Yeah. Be there, babies.

[ People Screaming ]

[ Smalls Narrating ] We
were proud of Mac that day.

But he was so mad we had to
take him to the parking lot carnival...

and stuff him full of cotton
candy just to calm him down.

The carnival was the best place to go
when you wanted to get stuff off your mind.

Because that's where you could
see the most amazing things on earth...

for only 50 cents.

Bigfoot crap?

How in the hell are we supposed
to know what kind of crap that is?

- It could be dog crap.
- It'd have to be one big dog.

Yeah. And must've eaten
a whole bag of dog chow.

- [ All Laugh ] -
Good we can't smell it.

This is so lame. It's fake.

- It's still disgusting.
- [ Chattering ]

[ Saul ] Hey, guys,
there's more stuff back here.

[ Smalls ] It was there
that I got my first clue...

about how me and David
and Hayley were connected.

Let me see. Mac, hit the button.

- [ Roars ] - It's just a bear.

- That is supposed to scare us?
- Guys, what's in this one?

I don't know. What is that?

[ Breathing Heavily ]

[ Girl ] Is he okay?
What's going on?

Where'd he go? It
wasn't that scary.

[ Mac ] What happened? Why'd
he run out of there like that?

- David, you okay, man?
- Yeah. Fine.

I-I was just too hot in there.

Okay. Yeah. Sure. Yeah,
it's hotter than snot.

Let's get another soda
and ride some rides.

[ All Talking ]

Fine. Go to the bathroom.
But meet us at the Tilt-A-Whirl.

Mom made me promise to make sure
you stay away from the kissing booth.

You understand?

Don't even think about
going over there. Serious.

Okay, go.

Bye.

Just one. [ Loud Kiss ]

Sweetie,
aren't you a little young?

Say, kid,
did your mother say it was okay?

Just on the cheek, okay?

- ♪ Sugar ♪ - [ Man ] Hey!

- ♪ Oh, honey,
honey ♪ - Let go of her!

♪ You are my candy girl ♪

Oh, my God!

What's wrong? Get the bikes!

- [ Kissing ] - Hey. Hey.

♪ Ah,
honey ♪ What are you doing?

Now I remember that kid.
That's the same kid as last year.

♪ You are my candy girl ♪♪

- Pervert!
- God, he stole my gum!

We never mentioned that night again because
it was just too terrible to think...

what would've happened if
that guy had caught Fingers...

But mostly because of
what happened the next day...

[ Mac ] Play ball!

When we finally had to play the biggest
game of our lives. [ Mac ] Don't blink.

It was winner take all, and the prize
was nothing less than the sandlot itself.

- [ Boy ] Did you see that?
- Is that legal?

Sorry. You need me to
call that for you? Strike!

Shut up, doughnut belly. That's
illegal. You can't pitch like that.

It's legal. Get used
to disappointment.

- [ Boy ] You can hit it.
- Come on.

[ Boys ] Aw! Yeah.

[ Mac ] You're out. Come on.
Next victim. You suck. Come on.

Sit down.

[ Cheering ]

Come on, you idiot. Throw it in.

[ Smalls ] That day I witnessed the beginning
of the most important thing in life:

- first love. - Throw it!

When Singleton realized he was gonna lose,
he did something so wrong,

that David took his first step
down the road of greatness.

[ Hayley Groans ]

[ Crying ]

You're out. Are you cracked?

What'd you do that for,
you jive turkey?

She wants to play with the big boys,
that's what she gets.

The sandlot's ours... forever.
Don't mess with my teammates.

And you never,
ever hit a girl, creep!

[ Smalls ] Like most great things,
David hadn't planned what he did.

It was a force of nature inside him,
and he did what nature intended.

He came to Hayley's defense. Later,
though, he would have to make a decision...

whether or not to come to Hayley's
rescue like a knight in shining armor...

[ Mac ] Great hit,
Hayley. Really showed them.

And face his greatest fear:

a deadly force of nature that
I accidentally turned loose...

on the 99th day of
the summer of 1972.

That was a really great hit she
made. Almost went all the way over.

Can't be done, Smalls. No one's
ever hit a ball over that junk wall.

Ever? Nope. Too high.

Man,
Evil Knievel couldn't even jump that wall.

You knock one off that dryer,
that's about as good as it gets.

[ Growling ] [ Chain Rattling ]

[ Smalls ] The nightmare
started one week later...

when Mac got a new
kind of bat for his birthday.

It was made of aluminum,

and he finally did what no one
had ever been able to do before.

Yeah! Are you taking notes?

- Smalls, did you see that?
- See what?

That homer. Kid, it was far out.

I'll get the ball back and I'll
hit another one so you can see.

[ Saul ] That was incredible.
I get to try the bat next, Mac.

[ Hayley ] We can get the ball back.
There's got to be some way over that wall.

No! Stop!

You guys, over here. No!

No! Stop! What
are you all doing?

What are we all doing? Smalls,
you're the one freaking out.

Bucky, you're acting a fool. Just
step aside so we can get our ball.

It's Johnnie,
and I said stay back!

You might wanna put those away
before you hurt yourself, Smalls.

Oh, my gosh. None of you knows.

Knows about what?

Tarqell,
you said you guys have only been...

coming here together for,
like, a year, right?

And, David, you said no one's
ever hit a ball over the junk wall.

Right? Right. Mac's the first.

- Johnnie, what in the hell are you babbling about?
- The Great Fear.

Spawned by the Beast.

Go over there real slowly,

and look through that
old dryer and be quiet.

No, no, no. Only one.

[ Panting, Low Growl ]

[ Low Growling ]

[ Rapid Footsteps
] [ Chain Rattling ]

[ Screams ]

- What was that thing?
- The Great Fear.

Like, what does that mean,
"The Great Fear"?

It's a long story.

- Bivouac.
- [ Dog Barking In Distance ]

All those who know this tale have
grown up and left the neighborhood.

But my brother, Scotty,
was there. He told me the main stuff.

A kid named Benny "The Jet"
Rodriguez battled the Beast,

a dog named Hercules, to get back a
baseball worth about a million bucks.

Benny won. Hercules
got old and died.

Where his story ends is where
the story of the Great Fear begins.

Around six years ago, before he died,
Hercules made some baby dogs.

[ Whimpering ]

[ Growling ] One
pup was different.

He had big feet and big
teeth and he didn't like no one.

He was born to bite,
and so nobody wanted him.

For years the pup
stayed in the backyard,

looking under the gate
to watch kids walking by.

Kids he wanted to bite.
But there was no way out.

With his big feet,
he started to dig.

The digging made him grow huge.
Being alone made him grow mean.

And then the little kid moved into the
neighborhood, and he was six years old.

His favorite hero
was the Rapid Rocket.

So the little kid believed he
was as fast as a speeding rocket.

On his first day of school,
he walked right past Mr. Mertle's house.

The night before,
Mr. Mertle didn'tlock the gate.

[ Low Barking ]

And that's when the freak-of-nature
pup became known as the Great Fear.

Because the little kid looked at it,
and he was afraid.

And because he
could smell your fear.

[ Gate Creaks ]

[ Barking ]

[ Barking Continues ]

[ Screaming ]

[ Barking ]

[ Screaming ]

After he got bit by the Great Fear,
the little kid disappeared.

Some say he hops
around on one leg.

Some say the Great
Fear ate him whole.

And some say his
parents moved him away...

'cause he got infected with the Great
Fear's spit and never talked again.

He barked.

After that, Mr. Mertle chained the
Great Fear up to a battleship anchor...

so he could never
get out again...

and never bite kids no more.

And all on account of
being chained up forever,

the Great Fear's brain got twisted,
and he went insane.

And that's why he still digs,
'cause there's no way out.

But he believes there is.

Bucky, that's a hell of a story.

It's the truth.

Like,
you've got a great imagination and all,

but we're a little old to
believe in scary stories.

But, it's all the truth.

Johnnie, we're all, like, 12, and you're,
well, you know, just still in the fourth grade.

That was a great story. Great story,
Johnnie.

[ Tarqell ] You sure got
a great imagination, man.

Wait. Look.

- You know what that looks like?
- We all see it, Mac. Shut up.

[ Loud Growling ] You
know what that sounded like?

We all heard it,
Mac. Shut up. Bigfoot.

The junk wall wasn't
built to keep things out.

It was built to
keep some thing in.

- What? - No one really knows.

Some kind of mutated,
insane, bigfoot dog thing.

But this much is certain.

Since the time of the little kid,
nothing has gone over that fence.

But if something ever did
and anyone tried to go get it,

no one would ever
see them again.

They'd become dog chow...

for the Great Fear.

[ Thumping ]

[ All Screaming ]

[ Smalls ] Back then,
fireworks were safe and sane.

You heard stories about kids
getting their fingers blown off,

but we never knew anyone that
that had actually happened to.

Those accidents were caused by
firecrackers, not safe and sane fireworks.

You didn't even have to have
your parents with you to buy them.

But the one thing your
parents always said was,

"Don't spend all your
money on the Rocket Riot."

Two Rocket Riots, please.

I've been saving for two years.

Chores, collecting bottles,
birthday money.

Here, help me with this.

Bucky, what in the hell are you
gonna do with two Rocket Riots?

Celebrate the birth of our great country,
of course.

Oh,
and I'm going to turn night into day.

♪ Eight-track playing
all your favorite songs ♪

♪ The rhythm of the
bongos fill the park ♪

It's about time.

We gonna play ball or what?

David, man, it's so hot out.

I'm not even
supposed to be here.

My mom said if I play ball in this heat,
I'll get fungus.

What happened to playing baseball all day,
every day? All summer.

Come on, David. It's hot.

Hey,
do you guys wanna go swimming?

- Oh, yeah. - All right.

[ Smalls ] Because of it being so hot
that day and because of Hayley's pool,

I got another clue about how me and
David and Hayley were connected...

for the one moment later that summer
when I would change the fortunes of all.

- [ Water Splashes ] - Aren't
you gonna go swimming?

No,
it's stupid. Girls ruin everything.

Even with that clue,
I couldn't put it all together yet.

But I would soon enough,
and like all great moments in history,

it would be at the
very last minute.

Johnnie. Yeah?

Isn't David gonna
come swimming too?

Mmm, I don't think so.

Maybe he will later though.

Let's go. Let's go.
Let's go. Come on.

Come on. Hurry
up. There he goes.

♪ Fire hydrants help
to beat the heat ♪

Hey, big guy. What's the matter?

I thought he liked me.
What's the matter with me?

Oh, tiger, there is absolutely nothing
wrong with you. You are perfect.

You just remember this: A woman
needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

Hmm? Oh, great. Thanks, Mom.

Anytime, big guy.

♪ Summertime is here ♪♪

[ Door Closes, Locks Click ]

Johnnie, right?

Uh,
yes. My name is Johnnie, sir.

You know,
I gotta go away on business next week,

so,
why don't you come over Friday morning,

and you and me will take my
project for a test flight before I go.

- Me, sir? - Yeah, sure.

I mean, you can set it up and
you can launch it if you want to.

- Rockets are your life, right?
- Affirmative.

Affirm... [ Chuckles ] Yeah.

You know, Johnnie,
my wife and my daughter,

they're not so impressed with all my,
uh, science junk in the garage.

It'd be nice to share it with
somebody who truly appreciates it.

I'll be here,
sir. No. Don't call me sir. It's Roger.

Roger. Wilco. Over and out.

It's a little NASA humor. Okay,
so we'll-we'll see you on Friday, right?

Count on it, sir, er, Roger.

Come on,
Johnnie. Johnnie, come on.

♪♪ [ Men Vocalizing ]

Come on, Johnnie.

♪ California baby
caught my eye ♪

♪ Lying on the beach
while I surfed by ♪

♪ Then when we met ♪ Hi. Hi.

♪ I'll never forget
you were so tan ♪

♪ And me in my van ♪

♪ California baby by my side ♪

[ Smalls ] That's what it was
all about when I was a kid.

Baseball, summer,
rockets and fireworks.

They went together
like hot dogs and soda.

The only difference between
us and the big leaguers...

was that we weren't
playing at Dodger Stadium.

We were playing
someplace better.

♪ I'll be right
beside you till I die ♪

♪ We'll ride the summer surf ♪

♪ We'll ride the curl
for all that it's worth ♪

♪ California baby ♪

Smalls, that's the most far-out
thing I've ever seen. ♪ Don't you cry ♪

Happy birthday, U.S.A.

♪ Palm trees and sunshine
long walks on the beach ♪

♪ There's a lot we
can learn ♪♪ [ Fades ]

Hey. W-Where's Hayley? I thought
she was coming to the, uh, airport with us.

She's over at Penny and Jenny's and
she says she loves you. Now, let's go.

Take it easy now. Easy,
easy, easy, ea...

[ Tires Squeal ]

Hello, Mr. Good... I mean,
Roger. It's Friday morning.

It's me, Johnnie. I'm here.

[ Roger's Voice ] Be nice to share it
with somebody who truly appreciates it.

You can set it up and you
can launch it if you want to.

Rockets are your life, right?

Right.

♪ When I die and
they lay me to rest ♪

♪ Gonna go to the
place that's the best ♪

Might as well get it completely ready,
I guess.

♪ Going up to the
spirit in the sky ♪

♪ Going up to the spirit in
the sky ♪ ♪ Spirit in the sky ♪

♪ It's where I'm gonna go
when I die ♪ ♪ When I die ♪

♪ When I die and
they lay me to rest ♪

♪ I'm gonna go to the
place that's the best ♪

You are one lucky astronaut,
Jake.

♪ Prepare yourself
you know it's a must ♪

♪ Gotta have a friend in Jesus ♪

♪ So you know
that when you die ♪

♪ He's gonna recommend you to the
spirit in the sky ♪ ♪ Spirit in the sky ♪

♪ Gonna recommend
you to the spirit in the sky ♪

♪ That's where you're gonna go
when you die ♪ ♪ When you die ♪

♪ When you die and
they lay you to rest ♪

♪ Your gonna go to the
place that's the best ♪

Oh, my God.

Honey... We cannot go back.

♪ I've got a friend in Jesus ♪

♪ So you know that when I die ♪

♪ He's gonna set me up
with the spirit in the sky ♪

♪ Whoa,
set me up with the spirit in the sky ♪

♪ That's where I'm gonna
go when I die ♪ ♪ When I die ♪

♪ When I die and
they lay me to rest ♪

♪ I'm gonna go to the
place that's the best ♪

♪ Go to the place
that's the best ♪♪

[ High-pitched Whistling ]

Hi, Johnnie. Whatcha doing?

Hi. Uh,
just cleaning up the sandlot.

Lots of work to do. See ya.

Oh. My dad had to go
on his trip a week early.

He said to tell you he's sorry he missed
your meeting, whatever that means.

But you guys can do your "mission,"
whatever that means,

as soon as he gets back.

Oh. Okay. Great.

Oh. I almost forgot. Everyone's
coming over tomorrow.

My dad's gonna be on
television talking about his rocket.

Really?

Gee, that's super.

Well, it's... it's been a long
and difficult design process,

but after two years...
That is so cool.

Of, uh, hard work,

- uh, we'll be launching a model of the...
- [ Gulps ]

space shuttle very soon.

The work that my team and I
have... have done is undoubtedly...

Awesome! Hayley,
I didn't know your dad was famous.

Neither did I.

[ Roger ] ...my
team and myself is...

"He must be a genius."

I guess it's not just science junk
in the garage after all, is it, Mom?

No, it isn't,
honey. Your daddy is a very important man.

I think it's safe to say
that this could be...

the most important
piece of engineering...

in the history of mankind.

Sorry. I have to go. Uh, well...

[ Mac ] What's he doing?

Well, uh, maybe the shock of knowing some
famous science dude was just too much for him.

Like, wow, Smalls, I don't remember
you setting off a firecracker this big!

Smalls, what are you looking at?

[ Distant Rumbling ] Johnnie?

Wow. What's that?

Up there. That speck.

It's not a U.F.O., meathead.

Wait. Is it?

It looks exactly like...

Johnnie, please, please tell me
you didn't set off my dad's rocket.

It was an accident. I swear!

Oh, my God.

[ All ] Oh, my God!

[ All Yelling ]

♪ When I die and
they lay me to rest ♪

♪ Gonna go to the
place that's the best ♪

♪ When they lay me down to die ♪

♪ Going up to the
spirit in the sky ♪♪

- [ Growling ] - [ Screaming ]

- [ All Screaming
] - [ Girl ] Ew!

Smalls, you mean to tell me
that you launched a scale model...

of the NASA space
shuttle on purpose?

No. Hayley's dad said that me and him
were going to, but he didn't come, and...

It was an accident! I swear!

It's the greatest feat of
engineering in the history of mankind!

"The future of the United States
space program depends on that thing!"

And if I may add myself,
it's worth, well,

more than your whole life,
Smalls!

I don't feel so good.

Give him room. Give him air.

We've gotta get that shuttle
back. My dad is gonna kill me!

David, where are you going?

- Home. - Aren't you gonna help?

Forget it. You'll
never get it back.

It's gone.

Forever.

Hayley,
when's your dad getting back?

- In five days. - Five days!

That's an impenetrable fortress!

We can't get the
shuttle back in five days!

It's impossible!

Smalls, never say die.

Nothing is
impossible. Follow me.

[ Growling ]

It's impossible.

What happened
to "never say die"?

Why don't we just go and
ask Mr. Mertle to get it for us?

[ Smalls ] Are you nuts?

He's the one that left his gate open
so the Great Fear could get out...

and chase the little
kid and bite him dead!

Forget about it.

Anybody got any genius ideas?

[ Smalls Narrating ] Like my brother
Scotty before me, I was a science whiz.

A mechanical genius. And so, things started
right at the top of the idea food chain.

Okay. Let's go.

Okay, it's clear.

[ Growl ]

Okay. We got it.

[ Growling ]

[ Screaming ]

Apparently I've made a crucial
"mis-assessment" of the Great Fear.

I've got tons more toys at home,

but I'm afraid they're no match for
the sort of evil power we're dealing with.

[ Together ] We have an idea.

[ Cat Meows ]

[ Meowing ] Are you
sure this is a good idea?

You wanna get it back,
don't you?

Yeah, but...

She'll be fine.

We'll lower her over the fence,
right on top of the shuttle.

Her claws'll grab it,
and we'll just pull her back over gently.

But her claws only come
out when she's scared.

Exactly.

Oh. [ Meows ]

[ Smalls Whispers ] Forward.

[ Whispering ] Okay. Farther.

[ Growling ]

Keep on going.

- Stop. - [ Growling ]

Okay. A little bit farther.

- [ Saul ] We're gonna get that shuttle.
- We're gonna get it.

- [ Saul ] I know. We're gonna get it.
- [ Meowing ]

Lower her down.

A little bit lower.

[ Meow ]

I think we got it.

[ Growls ]

[ Smalls ] Pull
her up! Pull her up!

[ All Yelling ]

- [ Screeching ] -
[ Smalls Yelling ]

- [ Screeching ] - [ Growling ]

[ Gasps ] Miss Susan B.!

[ Growling ] [ Saul ] Oh, no.

[ Smalls ] Pull her
up! Haul her up!

[ Meows ]

In the movies, this is the part where
the reinforcements are supposed to arrive.

Supposed to.

[ Screeches ]

- Who's that?
- Want to get that thing back?

You talk to me.

[ All Murmuring ] [ Saul ] I've
seen that kid before in school.

[ Tarqell ] Yeah. I've seen him around
school too. His dad drives a chopper.

Kid, who are you?

Shh.

They call me the Retriever.

[ All Murmuring ] What's
that supposed to mean?

[ Scoffs ] When I was little,

my Frisbee went over
a neighbor's fence.

I retrieved it, but their dog...

used it as a chew
toy and ruined it.

So I took his name tag.

It's what I do. I'm a retriever.

The Great Fear is
the ultimate challenge.

No stupid dog
can match my skill.

But there's no way
over that junk wall.

I want that dog tag!

And I'll get your
shuttle back too.

Deal?

Deal.

Close the fence after me,
and no matter what you hear,

no matter what I say,

do not open this board.

Understand?

[ Growling ]

- No matter what.
- Don't worry. We got it.

[ All Chattering ] [ Saul ]
We completely understand.

- Hold on tighter.
- [ Penny ] Little higher. Get the corner.

- [ Saul ] Got it?
- [ Mac ] Everybody lean against it.

- [ Retriever ] Okay. Let me out. Hello.
- [ Knocking ]

[ Saul ] Let him out. He
must have forgot something.

Guys,
hurry up. Let him out. [ Retriever Groans ]

What part of "no matter
what" did you not understand?

- It won't happen again.
- [ All Chattering ]

[ Retriever ] Rookies. Amateurs.

Hayley,
I got a good feeling about him.

I think your worries are over.

No dog alive can
measure up to that kid.

[ Growling ] [ Loud Thud ]

[ Retriever ] Hello. I was
kidding. Aaah! Let me out!

Should we let him
out? I'm not kidding!

- No. You heard what he said.
- You want that shuttle back, right?

[ Retriever ] For the
love of God! Help!

Well,
keep holding it shut. Let me out!

[ All Yelling ] [ Loud Thuds ]

- [ Retriever ] Nice doggy. Nice doggy. Good puppy.
- [ Growls ]

[ Retriever Yelling ]

[ All Screaming ]

Aaah!

I don't know what that thing is,

but that's no dog.

What was it? What's back there?

Some kind of mutated
bigfoot insane dog thing.

I'm officially retiring.

You're on your own.

Good luck,
but you'll never get that shuttle back.

Um, here's your stuff.

[ Smalls Narrating ]
Nothing we tried had worked.

The Great Fear was, we thought, clearly
aided by some evil force from beyond.

In other words, we were out of ideas,
and I was dead meat.

Until Mac had an epiphany.

Which, since it was such a girlie word,
he didn't have many of,

but this time it was
really important.

I gotta take a ride.
I need to think.

[ Girl ] Seventy-five cents
for a ticket? That's ridiculous.

[ Tires Screech ]

That's it!

[ Panting ]

We dig. All right. I'm goin' in.

But if I say pull me out,
you guys better pull me out.

Don't worry. We
got you right here.

[ Smalls ] Don't worry,
Mac. We got it. Don't worry.

Pull me out!

[ Smalls ] Sure. [ Tarqell ] Don't worry,
man.

Godspeed, Mac.

[ Grunting ]

Give me my bat.

Here you go.

[ Grunts ]

[ Growling ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Growling ]

[ Loud Thumping ]

Aaah!

Tunnel King,
this is base. What's happening?

- Over.
- [ Static On Walkie-talkie ]

[ Whispers ] Okay. I see it.
I'm initiating manual evac.

You're what?

I'm gonna reach up,
grab the hook and attach it.

Oh. Yeah. Okay. Oh!

[ Growling ]

What's that?

[ Rock Thuds ] [ Growls ]

Hey. I got it.

- I got it. - Nice!

[ Hook Thuds ] Oops.

[ Panting ] [ Loud Thumping ]

[ Thumping Continues ]

What vibrations?

[ Gulps ]

[ Growls ]

Abort. Repeat.

Abort mission.

Abort!

What the hell is that?

[ Yelling ]

Aaah!

[ Growling ] Aaah!

- Aaah! Aaah! - [ Growling ]

Aaah!

Aaah!

Get me out of here!
Get me out of here! Aaah!

[ Yelling ] Oh! Pull! Pull!

Aaah! Get me out of here! Aaah!

[ All Yelling ]

[ Growling ] Come on.

[ Shouting ]

It's coming! It's coming!

[ Loud Growling
] [ All Shouting ]

[ Screaming ]

[ Growling ]

[ All Screaming ]

[ Screaming Stops ]

[ Great Fear Panting ]

[ Tarqell ] What is that? [
Penny ] What's that smell?

[ Jenny ] Oh, no. Johnnie.

Whatever that thing was,

it's worse than anything
you could ever imagine.

It almost killed me.

It was evil.

A good soldier knows
when to surrender.

I'm a good soldier.

And I crapped my pants.

So, Hayley, good luck,

but our work here is done.

Badly, but done.

I just hope your
dad isn't too mad.

[ Farts ]

[ Smalls Narrating ] It was
the lowest point of the summer.

I had single-handedly destroyed
America's future in space.

But it's when they're
at their lowest point...

that great men
take great action.

I'm really sorry, Hayley. I'll
make sure I take all the blame.

Can I ask you something?

Sure. I guess.

It's just where's David?

I thought he'd come back.

Because, you know,
I thought he...

Never mind.
Forget it. It's stupid.

It's not stupid. He does.

Does what?

Likes you.

He does? Duh.

Then how come he never said?

Boys don't do that.
Did you ever tell him?

Could you tell him for me?

Why?

Because he's the
fastest boy I ever saw,

and I thought maybe he could,
you know...

Forget it. It's stupid.

No. It's not stupid.
[ Bat Thuds ]

Wait here. I'll be back.

[ Smalls Narrating ] It
was right at that moment...

that I finally put all
the pieces together...

and understood how me and
Hayley and David were all connected.

Nike was the winged goddess
of victory in Greek mythology.

She sat at the side of Zeus,
the ruler of Olympus.

She inspired the most courageous and chivalrous
warriors at the dawn of civilization.

David, man, this is bad news.

[ Smalls Narrating ] David Vincent
Durango was a chivalrous warrior.

Yeah, David. Like,
it's the baddest.

David, wait. It was my fault.

I made a big mistake.
You don't have to do this.

Yeah, I do, Smalls.

I have to do this.

Oh, my God. You're him, aren't
you? You're the little kid from the story.

Just do it.

I'll man the cable.
You guys stay here.

[ Snarls ]

[ Growling ]

[ Growling ]

[ Barking ]

[ Barking ]

[ Growling ]

We got it! We pulled
it over! Fantastic!

[ All Yelling ] Whoo!

All right!

[ All Shouting ] Nice job!
I knew you could do it!

[ Metal Clanking ]

[ Smalls Gasps ] Look!

Holy crap!

[ Growls ]

What are we
waiting for? Let's roll!

[ Saul ] Did you see
the size of that thing?

♪ They get up every morning
from the alarm clock's warning ♪

♪ Take the 8:15 into the city ♪

♪ There's a whistle up above and
people push and people shove ♪

Come on. Throw it in! ♪ And
the girls who always look pretty ♪

♪ And if your train's on time
you can get to work by 9:00 ♪

♪ And start your slaving
job to get your pay ♪

♪ If you ever get annoyed
look at me I'm self-employed ♪

♪ I love to work
at nothing all day ♪

♪ And I've been takin'
care of business ♪

Daddy! Daddy! Lookit!
It's the Rapid Rocket!

♪ Takin' care of
business Every way ♪

- And a horsey! - [ All Gasp ]

[ Shouting ]

♪ Takin' care of business and
working overtime Workout ♪

♪ If things were easy as
fishing you could be a musician ♪

♪ If you could make
sounds loud or mellow ♪

♪ Get a secondhand guitar
Chances are you'll go far ♪

♪ If you get in with the
right bunch of fellows ♪

♪ People see you having
fun just a lyin' in the sun ♪

♪ And tell them that
you like it this way ♪

♪ If you ever get annoyed
look at me I'm self-employed ♪

♪ We love to work
at nothing all day ♪

♪ And we've been
takin' care of business ♪

Aaah!

♪ We've been takin'
care of business ♪

- Ooh!
- ♪ Takin' care of business ♪

Oh, shit!

He'll never outrun that dog!

Oh, yeah, he will! Let's ride!

[ Barking ]

♪ All right ♪

♪ They get up every morning
from the alarm clock's warning ♪

♪ Take the 8:15 into the city ♪

[ Cape Tearing ]

♪ People push and people shove ♪

♪ And the girls who
always look pretty ♪

♪ And if your train's on time
you can get to work by 9:00 ♪

♪ And start your slaving
job to get your pay ♪

♪ If you ever get annoyed
look at me I'm self-employed ♪

Aaah!

♪ And I've been takin' care
of business Every day ♪

♪ Takin' care of
business Every way ♪

♪ Takin' care of business ♪

♪ It's all right Takin'
care of business ♪

♪ And working overtime ♪♪

[ Coughing ]

Oh, my God! It caved in on him!

He's six feet down at
least! He's gonna suffocate!

The tunnel collapsed!
He's at the bottom!

More like seven feet down!

Keep digging!
Dig! I don't see him!

[ Growls, Barks ]

- [ Mac ] Oh, my God.
- [ Tarqell ] He doesn't look like he's breathing.

-[ Saul ] Doesn't look too good.
-[ Mac ] Is he gonna be all right?

[ Grunts, Panting ]

- [ David Coughing ] - [ Barks ]

Whoa.

[ Growling ]

[ Barks ]

[ Murmuring ]

[ Smalls ] He's not so bad.

Thanks, uh,

- Goliath.
- [ Smalls ] He's not so bad.

Like the story. Yeah.

Of course. Of course. Oh, yeah.

[ Growling Softly ]

[ Door Opens ]

Hello? [ Smalls ] Hello, sir.

We, um, brought your dog back.

Goliath? [ Goliath Whimpers ]

- How'd he get out?
- Well, sir, it was my fault.

We kind of lost something
in your backyard,

and we tried to get it back,
and...

we knocked your wall down.

- You're joking? - No, sir.

Ten years ago... Summer of '62,
I believe...

A bunch of kids lost a
baseball in my backyard.

They tried everything to
get it back... all crazy stuff...

Because that ball was priceless.

They made a mess of my yard,
knocked down my fence,

and all they had to do was come knock on the
door, and I would have gotten it for them.

- [ Mac ] Great, Smalls! You almost got me killed!
- Way to go, Smalls.

Good job, Smalls.

But they were scared...

because of some crazy
neighborhood story...

about me being a mean old man
that raised up dogs to eat kids.

You believe that nonsense?

So,

what did you lose back here?

Well, um, just the future of the
United States space program.

Oooh!

That's somethin'.

Now, why didn't you just come knock on
the door? I would have gotten it for you.

Well, sir, uh...

Yeah. That story about me's
still hanging around, isn't it?

Kind of. Well,
what are we gonna do about that?

So, you knocked over my sculpture,
huh?

Sculpture?

My wall. Took me three
years to build that work of art.

Yes,
sir. But we'll fix it. We promise.

You will,
will ya? [ Smalls ] Yes, sir.

[ Whimpers, Barks ]

Oh, no! He's getting away again!

Leave him be. He's
probably going for a visit.

- You kids all live round here?
- [ Both ] Yes, sir.

I tell you what.

I'll have all this junk
cleaned out of here...

if you come round...

and give Goliath a
walk twice a week.

I don't do that anymore,
and he doesn't get out much.

I wouldn't want him to turn
mean or anything, you know.

Yes,
sir. We'll walk him for you.

And you gotta play baseball all
summer long so I can listen to the games.

It's been 10 years since there was a
real good bunch of players on the sandlot.

And I miss 'em.

And, uh, no more fences.

I'm tired of kids
thinking I'm grouchy.

Deal.

[ Chattering ] [ David ] Where'd
he go? You better find him, Johnnie.

I'm not chasing that
dog all over town.

[ Smalls ] He's not running
away. What's he sittin' there for?

- What's he doin'?
- [ Jenny And Penny ] We knew it.

[ Barking ]

I don't get it. What
are they doing?

Boys. I swear.

He's in love.

[ Growling Softly ]

That's his girlfriend dog.

That's why he's always
wanted to get out. To visit her.

Oh, yeah. We knew that.

Yeah, of course. We knew.

[ Saul ] Hey,
is anybody hungry? Let's go get some pizza.

Well...

Thanks. Um, you're welcome.

Oh, so you can talk.

Um, yeah.

[ Smalls Narrating ] So that was the summer that
David taught me the greatest lesson in life:

that love conquers all...
Even your greatest fear.

Mr. Goodfairer never found
out I launched his rocket.

But it didn't matter because his
blueprints were America's future in space,

not the model of the shuttle.

Goliath and Tiny
had five puppies.

Hayley,
Jenny and Penny each got one for their own.

Mr. Mertle kept two of them.

The Retriever made peace with his inner
demons. His family moved to Australia,

and he grew up to be the host of a
popular Animal Planet television show.

Hey.

You wouldn't know anything
about a kid in this neighborhood,

goes around stealing dog tags,
would you?

No, sir.

[ Gasps ] Oh,
I think I hear my mom calling me.

Yeah. [ Chuckles ]

[ Smalls Narrating ] I kept in touch with most
everyone over the years, and I found out...

that Mac joined the
army after high school.

He got wounded in the Gulf War, won a
Purple Heart and joined the Peace Corps.

Fingers and his brother
Saul started a record label...

for a new kind of
music called hip-hop.

They named their
company Deaf Jam Records.

Penny and Jenny never did
anything more remarkable...

than the most
difficult thing on earth.

They both raised three kids and lived
happily ever after with their families.

With the fortune he made
in the music business,

Fingers started the most
successful gum company on earth.

You know it as Kissing
Booth Bubble Gum.

Tarqell... Well...

Tarqell was abducted by aliens on March 21,
1986,

and no one ever saw him again.

Hayley became a supermodel...

and a pitcher for the United
States Olympic softball team.

She won two gold medals.

After David defeated Goliath,
he got a nickname.

From then on he was known
as David "Rocket" Durango.

Hayley and David went all the
way through high school together.

After that,
they went their separate ways.

Ten years after college,
they met again.

At that meeting,
just like the first time...

he had ever had a chance
to talk to her in grade school,

David was so nervous
he couldn't speak.

So she spoke for him,
and she said,

"You're supposed to say,
'Will you marry me?'"

And he did.

Oh, I almost forgot. I
grew up and went to work...

for the Jet Propulsion
Laboratories.

Hey. Rockets are still my life.