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Hercules a.k.a. The Beast, The Sandlot
In The Sandlot, one of the most underrated sports movies of all time, young baseball players plot to conquer the dog next door, whom they refer to as "The Beast." Once their baseballs go over the fence and into The Beast's yard, they are gone forever.

This dog's size and intelligence demands respect. Through the course of the film, however, we discover The Beast—who's real name is Hercules—is misunderstood. He's actually a sweet dog who's there to protect his blind owner, Mr. Mertle, who turns out to be a former Yankees player!

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