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Stealing Home (1988)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  26 August 1988 (USA)
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Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »

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Ginny Wyatt
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Teenage Alan Appleby
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Alan Appleby
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Teenage Billy Wyatt
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Hank Chandler
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Grace Chandler
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Sheryl
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Bud Scott
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Yvette Croskey ...
Young Robin Parks
Ollie Davidson ...
Robin Parks
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Storyline

Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with them, he remembers the past and the relationship they had. In doing so he finds himself again. Written by Gavin A. Fear <g-fear@uwe.ac.uk>

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Stealing hearts, stealing laughs, stealing memories

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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26 August 1988 (USA)  »

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$7,467,504 (USA)
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Trivia

Warner Bros. green-lit the movie after Herman Raucher denied them the rights to remake Summer of '42 (1971). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Katie and Billy jump into grandmother's pool, they approach the pool from the narrow, short side. Later in the movie, when Billy returns to the pool, he makes the same approach, but the pool has flipped a quarter of a turn. He is now looking at the wide side of the pool. See more »

Quotes

Billy Wyatt: The Dink is Appleby's stepfather.
Alan Appleby: He wears black socks with sandals and Bermuda shorts, smokes Parliaments and drives a Lark.
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Connections

References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Stealing Home (Reprise)
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Performed by David Foster
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A movie to watch over and over!
18 May 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies and I own a copy of it. Everything about it is wonderful. I love the beautiful soundtrack which complements the beautiful ocean front backdrop and the nostalgic, emotional and romantic feeling of the movie. The theme song "When She Danced" is one of my favorite songs of all time and I don't think it's cheesy. The movie just captures so many feelings perfectly. You just want to be there living the experiences of these characters at this wonderful, albeit sad, time in there lives. I can't seem to put into words how I feel about this movie and that's mostly because that's what this movie is, something that you can't really touch. It just writes like a bittersweet poem. I make it sound so cheesy but you can't help it with this movie, it's just so deeply moving. But it's not cheesy, it's very real with very real characters. I give it a 10.

p.s. It's not just a chick flick. There's enough baseball dreams and adolescent fantasies to keep any guy happy.


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