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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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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,346,864, 28 August 1988

Gross USA:

$7,467,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,467,504
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The beach house scenes were shot at the same place as the famous "shrinkege" episode on the television series Seinfeld (1989). 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 Billy Wyatt: It's like everything's normal, but I don't give a shit about any of it.
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Connections

References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Home Movies
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Performed by David Foster
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Touched my Heart
25 June 2002 | by cyberdude_1971See all my reviews

Stealing Home is a beautiful, moving, little picture, that will touch your heart. Fuelled by an amazing soundtrack and terrific performances by Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, and esp William McNamara this is one film to definitely watch again and again.

Harmon plays the adult Billy Wyatt, who at the beginning of the film is a washed up former ballplayer, but a phone call with devastating news about the death of his former paramor cum babysitter Katie Chandler forces Billy to return home grow up and decide what to do with her ashes. Through flashbacks we learn about Katies free spirited life and her complex relationship with a young then a teenaged Billy.

This movie is one my all time favorites and after seeing it it should be yours too.


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