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Long Gone (1987)

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director:

Martin Davidson

Writers:

Paul Hemphill (story), Michael Norell (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
Virginia Madsen ... Dixie Lee Boxx
Dermot Mulroney ... Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ... Joe Louis Brown
Katy Boyer ... Esther Wrenn
Henry Gibson ... Hale Buchman
Teller ... Hale Buchman, Jr.
Robert Easton ... Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ... Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl David Langston Smyrl ... Monroe Wright
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Peaches Cluff
Will Zahrn ... Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ... Whiz Whsonant
Joel Murray ... Bart Polanski
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Storyline

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stogies See more »

Filming Locations:

Ybor City, Florida, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

William Petersen declined the offer to star in Platoon (1986) in favor of this film. See more »

Goofs

The outfield wall inside the stadium reads "Smythe Field", named for the fictional owner of the team, J. Harrell Smythe. However, on an exterior shot showing fans arriving for a home game, the outside wall clearly reads "Henley Field". See more »

Quotes

Cecil "Stud" Cantrell: Let's knock their dicks off!
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Soundtracks

Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Performed by Lloyd Price
Written by Lloyd Price
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Living and breathing baseball sometimes requires something on the side.
9 June 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This is a very good baseball/comedy. A past his prime player/manager(William L. Peterson)takes a low budget minor league team, the Tampico Stogies, from the cellar to the top of their league. Peterson still hopes of getting called to the 'bigs' while his team is being energized by the play of a rookie 'phenom'(Dermot Mulroney). Then there is the homer run hitting(Lary Riley)that has to pretend to be Puerto Rican instead of black. The owners want to secretly sell the team. And then there is the drop dead gorgeous groupie(Virginia Madsen)that is one hell of a distraction.

Supporting cast includes: Panchito Gomez, David Lanston Smyrl and Henry Gibson. If you liked BULL DURHAM or MAJOR LEAGUE, you can't help but like this movie. Step up to the plate and take a cut!


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