Stealing Home

1988

Drama / Romance

194
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 4

Synopsis


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Cast

Dani Crayne as Hooker
Jane Brucker as Sheryl
John Shea as Doc Harrison
Ted Ross as Bud Scott
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899.85 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
98 min
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98 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10 / 10

coming-of-age in a haze of nostalgia

Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon) is a washed up baseball player after reaching the minor leagues. His life is aimless and then he gets a call from his mother. Katie Chandler is dead and she left him her ashes. In flashbacks, Billy is a young boy and Katie (Jodie Foster) is his outgoing babysitter while their parents are away. As a teenager, he is set to follow his baseball dream. After his father dies, Katie becomes a source of comfort. This is mostly about an idealized coming-of-age story from the past. It goes at a leisurely pace. Despite being headliners, Harmon and Foster do not share any screen time. One is in the present day and the other one is in the past. The movie is aching to have more time with Foster. She presents hints of connections which the movie is desperate for. A better film would be mostly Billy spending the summer with Katie after his father's death. Instead, everything has a haze of nostalgia. This movie is a lazy summer day on a deserted beach outside your large beach house.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 3 / 10 / 10

All the ingredients except flour doesn't make the cake rise.

There are a lot of ingredients here, but probably too many as far as characters are concerned and too much time crossing back and forth to make this anything more than an adequate drama of nostalgia and regret and grief. All of the characters are likable, and certainly, Jodie Foster, then at her height, is a major draw. It starts with the element of sadness, then now grown up Mark Harmon finding out that old friend Foster has committed suicide, so he goes back home and we find out a little bit about his past and her life as a young adult and his friendship with Jonathan Silverman who has grown with up to be Harold Ramis. The songs utilized in the narrative indicate that this was sometime in the 60's, and at the time, the young Silverman and William McNamara (who grows up to be Harmon) were late teens. Foster, in her early twenties, is flattered by McNamara's crush on her, and discourages it simply by becoming his buddy. She's a great girl for certain, attentive and caring and wise and nurturing, but of course one thing leads to another and years later, when he's confronted with the tragedy, he remembers her more than just fondly. What do you do as a non relative who is given the urn of a suicidal girl's ashes? That becomes the major focus of the present day story, and there's not really enough to indicate why Foster's grown up character would take this way out. Blair Brown plays the lovely lady whom Harmon ends up with, and while she has some great moments, it's an underdeveloped role. There is a lot to like in this, particularly the narrative which is sweet and innocent and villain free, a slice of Life that certainly will leave the viewer reflective of their teen years. There's also a pretty background score, combination piano and saxophone (typical of late '80s films), and the Pennsylvania country scenery is also gorgeous. The film though has little to do with baseball even though Harmon's character is a professional baseball player, just another detail that makes this seem like several stories being bunched into one, impossible to dislike, yet somehow not satisfying as everything starts to be wrapped up.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10 / 10

Very slight, but with one good performance

Burnt-out baseball player Mark Harmon, upon hearing of the suicide of a childhood friend, hearkens back to his younger days, eventually returning home to put peace to the past. As Harmon's boyhood muse, Jodie Foster is a bit like Auntie Mame at 20, raffish and exciting--but what happens to her character is a writer's pretense and it just doesn't wash (it fails to jibe with the blossomed young woman we've been watching). This light drama, a labor of love for writer-directors Steven Kampmann and William Porter, is awfully slight, relying heavily on comedic asides and nostalgia to round it off (even erring on that score, as the nostalgia seems distinctly falsified). However, Foster has a handful of scenes that touch on something deeper than woozy sentiment and reminiscences; she finds the heart of this piece and manages to give the picture some depth. *1/2 from ****

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