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Steven Kampmann (written by) &
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Release Date:
26 August 1988 (USA) See more »
Stealing hearts, stealing laughs, stealing memories
Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Mark Harmon ... Billy Wyatt

Blair Brown ... Ginny Wyatt

Jonathan Silverman ... Teenage Alan Appleby

Harold Ramis ... Alan Appleby

William McNamara ... Teenage Billy Wyatt

Richard Jenkins ... Hank Chandler

John Shea ... Sam Wyatt

Jodie Foster ... Katie Chandler
Christine Jones ... Grace Chandler

Beth Broderick ... Lesley
Jane Brucker ... Sheryl

Ted Ross ... Bud Scott

Thacher Goodwin ... Young Billy Wyatt
Yvette Croskey ... Young Robin Parks
Ollie Davidson ... Robin Parks
Judith Kahan ... Laura Appleby
Sam Chew Jr. ... Nathan Appleby
Miriam Flynn ... Mrs. Parks
Dani Crayne ... Hooker (as Dani Janssen)
Allison Hedges ... Robin's Daughter
James Talbot ... Carlton Coach

Patrick McDade ... Umpire (as Pat McDade)

Brooke Stacy Mills ... Tennis Girl (as Brooke Mills)
Peter Bucossi ... Frank
Katie Kampmann ... Baby Hope
Rich Dauer ... Spirits' Coach

Helen Hunt ... Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Leitner ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Jeffrey Santoro ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Kampmann 
William Porter  (as Will Aldis)
Writing credits
Steven Kampmann (written by) &
William Porter (written by) (as Will Aldis)

Produced by
Chana Ben-Dov .... associate producer
Hank Moonjean .... producer
Thom Mount .... producer
Original Music by
David Foster 
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Vaughan Edwards 
Set Decoration by
Robert J. Franco  (as Robert Franco)
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora  (as Robert de Mora)
Makeup Department
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist (as Sharon Ilson Reed)
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair stylist (as Aaron Quarles)
Production Management
Doon Allen .... assistant production manager
Laura J. Medina .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Ellison .... second assistant director
Betsy Pollock .... first assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... second assistant director
Art Department
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator
Gerard J. Furey .... set builder
Ken Nelson .... foreman carpenter
Mark Peltzer .... property master
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
Scott Rosenstock .... key set dresser
Jefferson Sage .... assistant art director
Keith Wall .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... production sound mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects
William Wiggins .... special effects assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Brown .... second assistant camera
Ken Ferris .... camera operator
Michael Leonard .... additional first assistant camera
John Newby .... gaffer
Jeff Simon .... aerial photographer
Jeff Simon .... underwater photographer
Jeffery J. Tufano .... first assistant camera (as Jeff Tufano)
Paul Wachter .... best boy grip
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Tony Whitman .... key grip
Casting Department
Elina deSantos .... location casting (as Elina de Santos)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingrid Price .... wardrobe supervisor
Heidi Shulman .... wardrobe supervisor
Location Management
Rick Dallago .... location manager
Leslie Mangold .... location assistant
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... transportation coordinator: reshoots
Other crew
Larry Banks .... assistant: Mr. Mount
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... assistant production coordinator
Laura Buckley .... production aide
Robert C. Campion .... production accountant
Frank Chille .... unit publicist
Joan Cunningham .... production aide
Christopher Kampfmann .... production aide
Mary A. Kelly .... script supervisor
Tracy King .... production aide
Richard Liebegott .... personal assistant: Mr. Moonjean
Richard Liebegott .... production coordinator
Scott A. Moonjean .... production aide
Christopher Redmond .... production assistant
Eric Sherman .... technical advisor
Eric P. Steckler .... assistant production accountant

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98 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This movie was reportedly based on the real-life experiences of its writers, former Second City troupe members and WKRP in Cincinnati writers Steven Kampmann and William Porter.See more »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
All I Have To Do Is DreamSee more »


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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
thanks for the memories, 19 June 2000
Author: ( from Aspen, Colorado

Stealing Home is one of the most underrated films of recent memmory. The inherent simplicity, interesting story lines and compelling character strengths convey a sense of nostalgia while at the same time testify to a strong line of family. The proponents of the critical acclaim of this film will assert that the flashbacks are convoluted, the character development flawed and the ending cliched and predictable. However, this is a film that succeeds on all levels. Mark Harmon plays a present day (1987) ballplayer whose professional career has been characterized by a series of failures and challenges, allegedly fueled by the suicide of a babysitter and family friend, Katie Chandler. (Jodie Foster) Foster's character is capricious and carefree in her approach to her own life and encouraging to Harmon's character, Billy Wyatt. The young Wyatt emerges as a unique talent with a flair for the game which is only precipitated as he ages. The unforeseen circumstance with his father (John Shea) and the complication with his AAA-ball experience fuel his dismay and disgust with his passion. Billy remarks throughout the film that "Katie was the one who reminded him that he was a ballplayer" and this holds true until the very end when he is reunited with his true love and passion. The imagery in the frequent flashbacks is very satisfying and the story line from start to finish is convincing. Harmon, Foster and Shea are a strong ensemble and the film overall is bittersweet, nostalgic and above all, heartwarming.

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