Stealing Home (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Stealing Home (1988)




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Bittersweet and moving, this character study looks at the life of a failed professional baseball player who returns to his hometown, after years of wandering about, to attend to the ashes of a good friend who has committed suicide. Much of the story centers on his reflections upon his life and his relationship with the troubled girl.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Steven Kampmann, Will Aldis, Eric Gethers
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On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Warner Home Video


Mark Harmon
as Billy Wyatt
Jodie Foster
as Katie Chandler
Blair Brown
as Ginny Wyatt
Jonathan Silverman
as Alan Appleby at 16
Harold Ramis
as Alan Appleby at 38
William McNamara
as Billy Wyatt at 16
John Shea
as Sam Wyatt
Richard Jenkins
as Hank Chandler
Christine Jones
as Grace Chandler
Ted Ross
as Bud Scott
Beth Broderick
as Sexy Neighbor
Thatcher Goodwin
as Billy Wyatt as a Chi...
Miriam Flynn
as Mrs. Parks
Judith Kahan
as Laura Appleby
Sam Chew Jr.
as Nathan Appleby
Brooke Stacy Mills
as Tennis Girl
Helen Hunt
as "Special Appearance"
Judy Kahan
as Laura Appleby
Brooke Mills
as Tennis Girl
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Critic Reviews for Stealing Home

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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July 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stealing Home


Enjoyable and sporadically disarming character study about a gifted athlete who renews his commitment to baseball after several years of aimless drifting. An ensemble cast does a fine job with this bittersweet tale.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


If ever theres a love story, worth remembering , this , is it .
First, I have adored Jodie Foster since the early 1970's . Any movie
She's in , is always a hit . This one, is no different . Actually, this
one almost surpasses a lot of her previous movies . If you envy
emotion , then you should watch this movie . I don't want to say much,
because , this is one of those movies, you watch alone, or with
someone you love . Either way, you'll be thinking , of where your
life is going, and where you'd like it to be . Who you'd like to be in it, with you . Before it's too late .


Mark Vaughn

I ran across this movie today, and had to watch it for the forty seventh time. Stealing Home, is another movie I adore, that is actually on my favorites list. It is an often overlooked 80s movie, that really is a wonderful treat. It's the story of a washed up ball player, Billy Wyatt, played by Mark Harmon. He hasn't been home in ages, when he is called home, to attend to some personal business. As he searches for answers, you are taken for a ride into his past. Along this journey, he remembers what's really important in life, and ends up finding his lost livelihood. It's a great story of love, passion, friendship, loss, and the growing pangs of being a teenager. It reminds you of how those you love have a profound effect on your life, and to always take time to enjoy the little moments that make it all worth while.It stars William McNamara as teenage Billy, admittedly awkward at times and adorably charming. This movie also stars Jodie Foster as Katie, a very bewitching young lady with an abundant lust to explore life. Jonathan Silverman plays teenage Alan Appleby. Alan is the bright and funny geek. This movie earns bonus credit in my book, for casting Harold Ramis as the adult Alan Appleby. This movie has a fun 60s inspired soundtrack, including Baby it's You by the Shirelles and Poison Ivy by The Coasters. Stealing Home is fantastic emotional ride. There are moments to laugh, and moments to cry. It is a must see, for anyone who hasn't sat and watched it.

Jami Lyn

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