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'The Sandlot' at 25: Extras from the made-in-Utah movie tell their on-set stories

'The Sandlot' at 25: Extras from the made-in-Utah movie tell their on-set stories

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SALT LAKE CITY — Robbie Connolly had been a backing musician in The Killers for more than six months when the band discovered he’d been an extra in “The Sandlot.”

“Man, when we first interviewed you, you should have just started with that,” Connolly remembers Brandon Flowers, the band’s frontman, telling him. “You would’ve had the gig automatically.”

Connolly, along with hundreds of other Utahns, showed up in the 1993 movie, which was set in 1960s California but filmed in and around Salt Lake City in 1992. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Salt Lake City’s Glendale community and the Salt Lake Bees are hosting separate special events this weekend, where some of the film’s principal cast will be in attendance.

The Deseret News tracked down a handful of the film’s extras — a few with some pretty legendary “Sandlot” parts — and had them recall the moments they remembered most.

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Court Mann

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