Long Gone (1987)
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This is a classic flick that quite possibly is my favorite baseball or even sports movie of all time and is a very underrated effort. It could be filed into the category of one of the best films you haven't seen and one of the best HBO films ever produced. The movie stars three would be stars: William Peterson (highest paid TV show character actor -- $500,000 per episode), Virginia Madsen, and Dermot Mulroney. All three nail there parts. Peterson, as Stud Cantrell (great name), is the classic career minor leaguer and champion among his teammates; Madsen as the sexy and fast Dixie Lee Boxx (great name) who tries to make Stud into an honest man, while becoming an honest woman; and Mulroney as Jamie Weeks--the green as hell (sorry, heck) country boy who plays a mean second base and idolizes Stud, threatening his captivating innonence and subsequentally his country charm. The movie has a wonderfully backyard, old school baseball feel to it. [i]Long Gone[/i] deals with some pretty serious issues with some fun and a lot of humor along the way. (Luckily Peterson did not turn the role down -- as he did star roles in [i]Platoon, Goodfellas, and Heat.[/i]) Peterson has been quoted as saying [i]Long Gone [/i]is the most fun he has ever had making a film and you can quote me as saying that it is (almost) the most fun I have ever had watching one.
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