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Little Giants
(1994)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Don Nemitz
David Slonaker
Ira Hearshen
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Promotional
(1994)
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Limited promotional release only, not to be found in regular stores. Copies sold out early at most soundtrack specialty outlets.
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Buy it... if you're a sucker for inspirational kiddie sports music... the kind of hopelessly optimistic marches that John Debney has seemingly perfected.

Avoid it... if, like the film, the score is so formulaic that its endlessly positive orchestral vibes become tiresome after ten minutes.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #819
WRITTEN 11/4/99, REVISED 9/17/06
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Little Giants: (John Debney) If formula children's sports films need a definition, Little Giants would suffice in every regard. If you were ever dragged to an inspirational kiddie sports flick as a kid, then Little Giants is an inevitable nightmare of boredom or irritation for you. It's hard to imagine how so many collaborating screenwriters could have written such predictable and insidious trash, and thankfully critics blessed to be witness to the film's release in 1994 applied the appropriate hammer to the film's hopes. The plot essentially follows the tradition of teaching kids that no matter how nerdy, ugly, or uncoordinated you are, you can still succeed in life. Or, in this case, football. Rick Moranis is his usually dorky self as he coaches a team of hopeless younglings of similar coolness against a team of more superior offspring coached by his character's brother, a Heisman Trophy winner no less. A girl eventually throws on a helmet to save the say for the bedwetting nitwits, and the underdogs actually win the big game at the end of the film. The only redeeming aspect of the film is a set of cameo appearances by actual football greats, with famed coach, announcer, and hardware store guru John Madden suffering a broken-down bus in the small town where the film takes place. Madden and more current football greats (who knows exactly how many of these huge players Madden's luxurious bus can hold?) stream into the picture to help the nerds accomplish their limited life goals. Critics correctly commented that the film would have been far more interesting had the film gotten back on the bus with Madden instead of continuing its kiddie inspirational formula. One wildcard in the film was John Debney's score, a piece of music so perfect for the film's heroic message that the score itself begins to become as obnoxious as the story. To Debney's credit, he nailed the film with his hopelessly optimistic militaristic comedy rhythms, but unless you personally find this kind of music inspirational apart from the film, it only serves to exude its own formulaic construct in doses so grand that it becomes tiresome to sit through.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 54:05
• 1. Little Giants Main Theme (1:02)
• 2. Choosing Sides (3:57)
• 3. The Tryouts (1:35)
• 4. Not Chosen (1:57)
• 5. The Go-Cart Chase (2:57)
• 6. Forming their Own Team (2:54)
• 7. Becky and Junior (2:49)
• 8. The 1st Practice (1:36)
• 9. Learning the Plays (1:38)
• 10. Becky's Dream/Team Montage (3:27)
• 11. The Race for Spike (2:00)
• 12. Madden and the Big Boyz Arrive (3:35)
• 13. Training Montage (1:07)
• 14. Spike Appears (1:02)
• 15. Jake's March (1:32)
• 16. Pep Talk to Victory (2:51)
• 17. Second Half Kickoff (2:47)
• 18. Jake's Run for Glory (1:22)
• 19. Spike gets Junior (0:32)
• 20. Becky Goes In (4:46)
• 21. Little Giants on Fire (4:06)
• 22. The Big Win (4:33)

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