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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay)
Reviews
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cousins (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander
Curacao (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

George C. Scott and William Petersen are expatriates living in Curacao. Their bound together by an understanding that each is hiding from a dangerous past.

Director: Carl Schultz
Stars: George C. Scott, William Petersen, Julie Carmen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
...
Dixie Lee Boxx
...
...
Joe Louis Brown
...
Esther Wrenn
...
Hale Buchman
...
Hale Buchman, Jr.
...
Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez ...
Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl ...
Monroe Wright
Guich Koock ...
Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Peaches Cluff
...
Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford ...
Whiz Whsonant
...
Bart Polanski
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stogies  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Teller, who famously never speaks in his "Penn and Teller" performances, has a speaking role in this film. He was cast because of his resemblance to Henry Gibson (they play father and son in the film). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dixie Lee Boxx: [walking out on Stud] Dumbass! You really think the St Louis Cardinals want *you*?
See more »

Soundtracks

Bigelow 6-200
Performed by Brenda Lee
Written by Don Woody and Paul Simmons
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great baseball movie!
27 October 2004 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

How this movie only warranted an HBO premiere and not a theatrical run is astounding. Before "Bull Durham" or "Major League," "Long Gone" is the ultimate tale of "down on their luck baseball team turns things around." I know, it's been done a dozen times, but I love this movie.

Yes, the clichés are all there: "coulda been a star" fading veteran, his love interest, the doe-eyed rookie, the guy who can't get a break, the losing streak, and all that, but this film still works. The dialogue is crisp, the characters are very sharp, and the 1950s setting of the movie is great, shades of a simpler time when base ball was just a "boys game" like the main character Stud Cantrell (played by CSI's William Peterson) says, where "you hit the ball, you run like hell."

The movie touches on real issues from the time as well: premarital sex, racism, and the the like, but never gets preachy. And the ending to the "big game" is one of the more unique I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of them). The soundtrack is great, featuring gospel, honky-tonk, and some classic Hank Williams.

It's not Shakespeare, just a fun romp with a great cast and a great story. Highly recommended!


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?