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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
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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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The outfield wall inside the stadium reads "Smythe Field", named for the fictional owner of the team, J. Harrell Smythe. However, on an exterior shot showing fans arriving for a home game, the outside wall clearly reads "Henley Field". See more »

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Hale Buchman, Jr.: But Daddy! We won't be sports moguls anymore!
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Simply a marvelous movie.
4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can anyone ever expect to top Long Gone as a baseball film? From Virginia Madsen's brilliant and tawdry rendition of the National Anthem in the opening scenes to the Tampico Stogies all looking "Handsomer than sh*t" as the movie closes, this movie delivers strong messages about life, bigotry, reality, romance, and life on a bus in the minor leagues. To me, this film left movies like "Bull Durham" in the dust.

Transitioning back and forth between an almost cavalier approach to the game in the 50s and the harsh reality of deep south racism, Long Gone tosses humor or compassion in at exactly the right moment to keep the situation from getting out of hand. I favorably compare "Long Gone" to "Slap Shot" (another of my favorites) in taking an irreverent look at life through the travails of those who dwell just under "the show." Yes, the clichés are there, but the writing is both intelligent and clever and the acting at times brilliant. Besides, how can any movie with the song "Red Hot" by Billy Riley in the soundtrack not be revered by all? I only wish it would come out on DVD soon.


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