Patrick Renna and Chauncey Leopardi (Photo: Everett/@_squintz/Twitter)
For those of us who were youngsters or tweens back in '93 when the very quotable coming-of-age comedy "The Sandlot" hit theaters, it's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since we first met Benny, Smalls, Ham, Squints, and the rest of the gang.
To celebrate the anniversary, the guys who played Ham (Patrick Renna) and Squints (Chauncey Leopardi) recently reunited at a Minnesota Twins game, as tweeted by Leopardi.
In addition to their appearance at the game, Renna, 34, and Leopardi, 31, sat down with a Fox Sports reporter during the game to talk a bit about making the nostalgic, coming-of-age baseball movie and a few of their favorite lines.
"It's pretty hard to top, 'You're killing me Smalls,'" said Renna of one of the film's most quoted lines. "But one of my favorite lines that I got to say was, 'It's so hot out here Benny I'm baking like a toasted cheeser!'" Leopardi brought up the kids classic in-movie insult, "L 7 weanie."
And who can forget when Squints offers his voice over during a spooky crime tale, ending with, "For-ev-ver! For-ev-ver! For-ev-ver! For-ev-ver!"
If you're a die-hard "Sandlot" fan looking to get in on some of the anniversary celebration action, People magazine reports that director David Mickey Evans is currently hosting screenings around the country.
Fingers crossed that he'll be joined by a few of the other actors at some point so we get a chance to see them before/after. Check out the official Facebook page for more information.
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