In “The Sandlot 2,” a 1962 flashback showcases Benny becoming “Benny ‘the Jet’ Rodriguez.” By 1972, new kids, including Scott Smalls’ brother Johnnie, play at the Sandlot in San Fernando Valley. Johnnie knows tales of “The Great Fear,” a daunting dog tied to the reclusive Mr. Mertle.

The Sandlot becomes a ground for rivalry as Hayley Goodfairer and her softball pals challenge the boys. This leads to a decisive baseball match. When Mac’s hit and a vital Space Shuttle end up in Mertle’s yard, David faces “The Great Fear” and reveals a personal connection. Mirroring the original, truths about the dog emerge. The story concludes with Hayley and David’s reunion and marriage.

The Sandlot 2 | May 3, 2005 (United States) 4.5
Director: David Mickey EvansWriter: David Mickey Evans, Robert GunterStars: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha BurtonSummary: A film about a group of young baseball-enthusiasts who test the terrifying myth of Mr. Mertle owning a freakishly large and dangerous dog in his backyard.


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