Stealing Home (1988)




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The storytelling device of the flashback gets an intense workout in this tragic coming-of-age drama. Mark Harmon stars as washed-up baseball player Billy Wyatt, who is shocked when he receives news that his childhood sweetheart and friend Katie Chandler (Jodie Foster) has committed suicide and left the disposal of her ashes to his judgment. Although Billy and Katie have not kept in touch through the years, he has always carried a torch for her, his first love. On his way home, Billy recalls his past associations with the free-spirited Katie: their first meeting, the time they made love, and conversations they had, mostly during summers at the New Jersey shore. Billy also remembers the adolescent mischief he got into with his best friend, Alan Appleby (played by Jonathan Silverman in the flashbacks, Harold Ramis in the present-day), like when each of them ended up sleeping with other's prom date. Billy finally decides to cast Katie's ashes to the wind in the place where they were happiest, by the seashore. Stealing Home was reportedly based on the real-life experiences of its writers, former Second City troupe members and WKRP in Cincinnati writers Steven Kampmann and Will Aldis.
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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
Jane Brucker
as Sheryl
Thatcher Goodwin
as Billy Wyatt as a Child
Miriam Flynn
as Mrs. Parks
Judith Kahan
as Laura Appleby
Sam Chew Jr.
as Nathan Appleby
Brooke Stacy Mills
as Tennis Girl
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Critic Reviews for Stealing Home

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Audience Reviews for Stealing Home

a really great sports film not just about baseball, but lots of other important things in life. One of harmons best films, great cast in this film. harmon has to be one of the most under rated actors out there, hes great too watch.

mike hawke
mike hawke

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

Mark Vaughn
Mark Vaughn

This Brings Me Back To All The things your parents tell you not to do and you have the rebelliouse babysitter Friend That Lets you Do The no no's This Is a Touching Story Gets me every time ...

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