Little Giants

October 14th, 1994


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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.8/10 (9,123 voted)

Director: Duwayne Dunham

Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron

In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket...

Writers: James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross

Rick Moranis - Danny O'Shea
Ed O'Neill - Kevin O'Shea
Shawna Waldron - Becky 'Icebox' O'Shea
Devon Sawa - Junior Floyd
Sam Horrigan - Spike Hammersmith
Todd Bosley - Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener - Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett - Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons - Rashid Hanon
Joey Simmrin - Sean Murphy
Marcus Toji - Marcus
Christopher Walberg - Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley - Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)
Brian Haley - Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer - Johnny Vennaro

Taglines: For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come.

Release Date: 14 October 1994

Filming Locations: Arroyo Grande, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $19,288,821 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

This movie was inspired by an early 1990s McDonald's ad about Pee-Wee Football that ran during the Super Bowl. The day after it aired, Steven Spielberg liked it so much that he called up the ad's creator, James Ferguson, and hired him to write the script for what became "Little Giants."

Factual errors: In football when it is a turnover on downs, the opposing team gets the ball back at the exact location of where the ball ends at the last play. On the Cowboys last possession Spike gets a few inches from the endzone, but when Giants have the ball, they start from the 20-yard line.

Spike: Spike's in hell. Spike's in pee-wee HELL!

User Review

You don't have to be good to have fun!

Rating: 8/10

The movie, the Little Giants is a fun and enjoyable movie. I personally like that kids ambitions and determination. The cast is great! I watch it over and over because of Devon Sawa. Him and the rest of the cast really acted their parts incredibly. I just can't get enough of this great movie!

Kevin and Danny O'Shea are brothers and Kevin is a former football star. Kevin puts together a Pee-Wee football team and doesn't choose Icebox. Icebox decides to get her friends together to form their own team. Icebox may be tough on the field but when she deals with a crush it makes her reconsider football. The day of the big game comes and the teams are ready! The movie ends, allowing you to decide what happens next!

I urge you to rent Little Giants and see all the fun for yourself!