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Stealing Home (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 26 August 1988 (USA)
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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Hank Chandler
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Grace Chandler
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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 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)  »

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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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

Katie Chandler: I love you, Billy boy!
Billy Wyatt: [voiceover] That was the last time I ever saw her.
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby, It's You
Written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David & Barney Williams
Performed by The Shirelles (1961)
Courtesy of G.M.L., Inc.
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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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