Stealing Home (1988)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginny Wyatt
Teenage Alan Appleby
Alan Appleby
Teenage Billy Wyatt
Hank Chandler
Sam Wyatt
Christine Jones ...
Grace Chandler
Bud Scott
Young Billy Wyatt
Yvette Croskey ...
Young Robin Parks
Ollie Davidson ...
Robin Parks


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 <>

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Stealing hearts, stealing laughs, stealing memories


Drama | Romance | Sport


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den största kärleken  »

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Box Office


$7,467,504 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Warner Bros. green-lit the movie after Herman Raucher denied them the rights to remake Summer of '42 (1971). See more »


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 »


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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Featured in Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) See more »


Moonglow (Instrumental)
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Be My Friend!
17 March 2000 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Kampmann's decision to tell "Stealing Home's" story via flashbacks is a tricky one to pull off but this film does it beautifully. The emotional rollercoaster that pulls us in is done without the director pandering to the obvious. Mark Harmon's performance as the disaffected, angst-ridden adult that young dreamer Billy Wyatt has become is unusually well-done, as are Jonathan Silverman and Harold Ramis' lovable versions of Appleby. "BE MY FRIEND!" Ah, memories.

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