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Long Gone (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  23 May 1987 (USA)
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
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Dixie Lee Boxx
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Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ...
Joe Louis Brown
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Esther Wrenn
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Hale Buchman
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Hale Buchman, Jr.
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Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez ...
Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl ...
Monroe Wright
Guich Koock ...
Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Peaches Cluff
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Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford ...
Whiz Whsonant
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Bart Polanski
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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William Petersen declined the offer to star in Platoon (1986) in favor of this film. See more »

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Joe Louis Brown clearly steps in front of home plate to hit his Home Run when he is being intentionally walked. It is against the rules to do so. See more »

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Dixie Lee Boxx: [walking out on Stud] Dumbass! You really think the St Louis Cardinals want *you*?
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Best baseball movie ever made.
12 May 2003 | by (Atlanta GA) – See all my reviews

The movie "Long Gone" starring William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, and Dermot Mulroney is easily the best baseball movie ever made.

It has the best combination of humor and fun and is much better than "Bull Durham" - the movie to which it is often compared. Whereas "Bull Durham" is pretty good for the first seven innings (the first 7/9ths of the movie) and has one great scene (the meeting on the mound), "Long Gone" is great throughout.

You pull for everyone in "Long Gone".

If there is any movie that deserves to be on DVD, it's "Long Gone". It's easily number one on my list of movies not already on DVD.


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