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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 »

Directors:

Steven Kampmann, William Porter (as Will Aldis)

Writers:

Steven Kampmann, William Porter (as Will Aldis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Christine Jones ... Grace Chandler
Beth Broderick ... Lesley
Jane Brucker Jane Brucker ... Sheryl
Ted Ross ... Bud Scott
Thacher Goodwin ... Young Billy Wyatt
Yvette Croskey Yvette Croskey ... Young Robin Parks
Ollie Davidson Ollie Davidson ... Robin Parks
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Stealing hearts, stealing laughs, stealing memories

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den största kärleken See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,467,504
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Teenage Alan Appleby: You had sex with my prom date.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

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Katie's Theme
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Performed by David Foster
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this is actually my favorite movie.
14 August 2000 | by mlkofkimSee all my reviews

I have never seen a more touching tale of a boy becoming a man, and it spans 2 decades to get from start to finish.

The full spectrum of actions dealt with are amazing, the loss of a father, the loss of a dream, the loss of a true love, the separation from all that was "holy" to this young man and his attempts to reclaim his life after years of avoiding everything real.

All this told with a backdrop that is flawless and accurate. (it takes place in Philadelphia, my hometown)

Truly a touching movie, and my favorite drama.


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