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


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Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den största kärleken  »

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$7,467,504 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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One of the film's shooting locations is Chestnut Hill Academy, a school near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which Steven Kampmann is a graduate of. Thacher Goodwin, who plays the young Billy Wyatt, was a student in 5th grade there at the time. 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 »


Katie Chandler: See that's all I want to do Billy-Boy. I want to leap of this pier and fly high in the air with hang with the wind and drift through the clouds, and at night, with the Moon full and the sea wild, I meet my lover high on a cliff and we'd swoop down into the ocean and swim all the way touch the bottom up through the dark water and break the surface. Then we'd fly to Jamaica for Pina Colatas... God, I wish I could do that.
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »


Katie's Theme
Performed by David Foster
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Bravo! (spoilers)
1 January 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly good late romantic drama, although given the potential cast, I should've expected good things in the first place. It is a nice little love story, an inspiring one, I suppose, that comes from a story with sad circumstances.

Filmed in Pennsylvania is the story of Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon), a washed up minor league ballplayer living in some rundown town out West. He gets a call from his mother that a close childhood friend (Kate Chandler played by Jodi Foster) of his committed suicide the previous week and left in her will that he was to be responsible for her cremated remains. Wyatt is understandably reluctant to fulfill the obligation in part because he can't understand why he was the one she left her remains to, and he doesn't want to deal with the loss of a friend. So, the story is told in flashback as Wyatt travels home to deal with the situation and the loss of the slightly flaky, but daring girl he was once in love with.

William MacNamara (hubba! hubba!) is great as young Billy Wyatt, although everyone does a fine job. Jonathan Silverman, as teen Wyatt's best friend Appleby, plays his typical eager virgin role common to many of his mid/late 80s material, and adds a nice comic touch (and Harold Ramis continues the charm as the older Appleby). If you enjoy this cast, you should likely be pleased with the film. It's quite a wonderful, underrated drama, and was one of the few movies that I have rented recently and watched more than once.

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