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Release Date:
23 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

William Petersen ... Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)

Virginia Madsen ... Dixie Lee Boxx

Dermot Mulroney ... Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ... Joe Louis Brown

Katy Boyer ... Esther Wrenn

Henry Gibson ... Hale Buchman

Teller ... Hale Buchman, Jr.

Robert Easton ... Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez ... Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl ... Monroe Wright
Guich Koock ... Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg ... Peaches Cluff

Will Zahrn ... Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford ... Whiz Whsonant

Joel Murray ... Bart Polanski
Kenneth Eriksen ... Bubba Bean

Neil DeGroot ... Pukey Smathers
Steve Zurk ... Buster Smerglia
Ken Dominguez ... Corky Lucadello
Mike McKown ... Scooter Cagle
Nardi Contreras ... Hose Harrigan
John Bauldrey ... Tommy Tatum
Ken Krannick ... Rook Robb
Hazen Gifford ... J. Harrell Smythe
Kathryn Hasty ... Bonnie
Monica Moran ... Mrs. Wrenn
Ronn Allen ... Mr. Wrenn
Tracy Roberts ... Redhead
Jim Rabe ... Rusty Ledbetter
Tony Vila Jr. ... Dusty Hoolihan
Bill Wohrman ... Whitney Connerly (as William Wohrman)
Dave Emrhein ... Virgil Hawkins
Colin Male ... Minister (as Coleman Male)
Debbie Maples ... Midge
Ed Montgomery ... Stumpy
Kip Radigan ... Policeman
Carmen J. Alexander ... Bartender
David Carlile ... Baseball Announcer
Bob Donahay ... Umpire #1
Stan Babicz ... Umpire #2
Lynn Adams ... Umpire #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Abby ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Randy Herman ... Baseball Spectator (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Brien ... Extra (uncredited)

Nick Sloan ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Davidson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Hemphill  story
Michael Norell  teleplay

Produced by
Joan Barnett .... producer
Arthur Fellows .... supervising producer
Terry Keegan .... supervising producer
Paul Kurta .... associate producer
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Phillip Namanworth 
Kenny Vance 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
Film Editing by
Gib Jaffe 
Production Design by
Glenda Ganis  (as Glenn Ganis)
Set Decoration by
Norman E. Weber 
Costume Design by
Sandy Davidson 
Makeup Department
Mindy Gilbert .... hair stylist
Annie Maniscalco .... hair stylist supervisor (as Ann Maniscalco)
Annie Maniscalco .... makeup supervisor (as Ann Maniscalco)
Henry Val Valis .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Paul Kurta .... unit production manager
Howard Lipstone .... executive in charge of production
John Mattias .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Corn .... second assistant director
Deborah Love .... first assistant director
Art Department
Holly Bird .... sketch artist
Lewis Bowen .... scenic artist
Joan Brockschmidt .... set dresser
Laurel E. Douglas .... scenic artist
Richard A. Frisch .... assistant art director (as Rick Frisch)
Peggy Parker .... property master
Laura Petticord .... assistant property master
Wilson Pontius .... construction coordinator
Alana H. Russell .... sets/prop assistant
Lewis Bowen .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
George Baetz .... sound recordist
Tom Cornwell .... sound effects editor
Peter Harrison .... sound effects editor
Rich Harrison .... supervising sound effects editor
Rick Hinson .... assistant sound effects editor
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Glenn Lewis .... assistant sound effects editor
Sergio Reyes .... re-recording mixer
Howard Warren .... sound mixer
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Jeff Moldovan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator: second camera (as Paul Babin)
David Boyd .... first assistant camera (as David R. Boyd)
David S. Campbell .... second assistant camera: second unit (as David Campbell)
John Carney .... best boy electric
John L. Dardis .... electrician (as John Dardis)
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip (as Robert Feldman)
George A. Hock .... electrician
Willie Mann .... best boy grip (as Willy Mann)
Peter Mercurio .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nik Petrik .... second assistant camera
L. 'Chano' Rodriguez .... grip (as Luciano Chano Rodriguez)
Charles Smith .... grip (as Charlie Smith)
Frank Stubblefield .... electrician
John Zumpano .... gaffer
Troy Pressley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lillian Gordon-Barnitt .... casting: Independent Castings, Tampa (as Lillian Gordon Barnitt)
Yonit Hamer .... casting: Unique Casting, Miami
Julie Hughes .... casting: New York
Kathy Laughlin .... casting: Independent Castings, Tampa (as Kathryn Laughlin)
Barry Moss .... casting: Los Angeles
Randy Stone .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Cervenka .... wardrobe assistant
Jo-Dee Mercurio .... costumer supervisor (as Jodie Mercurio)
Donna Morrison .... wardrobe assistant
Jasmine Tolabra .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Curtis Croeni .... apprentice editor
Valerie Davidson .... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Duerrstein)
Location Management
Peggy Coleman .... assistant location manager
Gus Holzer .... location manager (as Everett 'Gus' Holzer)
Rob Whitehurst .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Himmelman .... musician
Hugh McCracken .... musician
Stephen C. Propes .... music consultant: source music
Elliott Randall .... music performer
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Curt Sobel .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
William Allen Cummins .... transportation captain
Terry L. Robertson .... transportation coordinator
Stony Shelton .... driver: insert car
Other crew
Bob Ames .... production controller
Grover Austin .... production assistant
Gardner E. Baldwin .... set production assistant
Marlene Bergman .... title designer: main title logo
Shawn Boyachek .... production assistant
Sondra Dee Boyachek .... production secretary
Ken Dominguez .... baseball coach
Karen Eisenstadt .... assistant accountant
Edward Favara .... set production assistant
Douglas L. Fenclau .... set production assistant
Anne Grace .... assistant: Ms. Barnett
Kay Hoffman .... production executive
Ronald M. Lamantia .... production assistant
Marilyn Lassen .... assistant: Mr. Lansburg
Andrea Lee .... business affairs
Jane Lipstone .... public relations executive
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Richard Miele .... production assistant
Bruce Edward Pflueger .... production assistant
Dean Rodriguez .... assistant technical advisor
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... production assistant (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Jackie Saunders .... script supervisor
Diana L. Slowly .... production assistant
Hal Smeltzly .... technical advisor
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator (as Cynthia E. Streit)
Carolyn H. Thayer .... set production assistant
Paul Vistocco .... production assistant
Denise Williams .... production assistant
Richard Borrego .... government liaison (uncredited)
Rob Whitehurst .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Shirly Brown .... grateful acknowledgment: directress, The Burton Family Chorus
Pat Hoyt .... special thanks: city of Tampa, Florida
Edith Nealy .... grateful acknowledgment: arranger, pianist, The Burton Family Chorus
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stogies" - USA (alternative title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

William Petersen declined the offer to star in Platoon (1986) in favor of this film.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Joe Louis Brown:If they gonna try to lynch me, I'm gonna take two or three of 'em with me!See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Simply a marvelous movie., 4 November 2005
Author: wtheld from United States

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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