Stealing Home

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Sports

Structured in a series of confusing flashbacks, STEALING HOME focuses on Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon) as a thirtysomething failure who could have been somebody, namely a star with the Philadelphia Phillies. In a bush league game, Billy steals home in the bottom of the ninth to give his team a victory, and he is spotted by a Phillies scout, who promises him...read more

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Structured in a series of confusing flashbacks, STEALING HOME focuses on Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon) as a thirtysomething failure who could have been somebody, namely a star with the Philadelphia Phillies. In a bush league game, Billy steals home in the bottom of the ninth to give his team a

victory, and he is spotted by a Phillies scout, who promises him a big future. Mom and Dad (Blair Brown and John Shea) have been hoping for a college education for their boy, but the prospect of having a major leaguer in the family changes their minds. When Dad is killed in a car wreck, Billy puts

away his bat and glove. The film opens some 15 years later, as the sleepy-eyed, unshaven Billy gets a call from Mom informing him that his closest childhood friend, Katie Chandler (Jodie Foster), six years his senior, has just killed herself. Billy decides to come home. Along the way he smokes

cigarettes, looks longingly out the train window at those delicate memories of his past, and remembers Katie. He also does much reminiscing with former pal Alan Appleby (Harold Ramis), who now runs a sporting goods store in town. A onetime star quarterback at UCLA, Harmon isn't bad here; it's just

that he isn't given a darned thing to do. Not even Thom Mount and Bobby Byrne, producer and cinematographer, respectively, of the far superior BULL DURHAM, could save this mess.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Structured in a series of confusing flashbacks, STEALING HOME focuses on Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon) as a thirtysomething failure who could have been somebody, namely a star with the Philadelphia Phillies. In a bush league game, Billy steals home in the bott… (more)

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