The Last Home Run

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The Last Home Run is a 1996 film directed by Bob Gosse.

It tells the story of Jonathan Lyle, an elderly man in a nursing home (played by Seymour Cassel) who is transformed by a mystic, for five days, into a 12-year-old boy (played by Tom Guiry) playing Little League Baseball.[1]

The Last Home Run also starred Jordi Vilasuso and Vinnette Justine Carroll (in her last film appearance), and included cameos by former Major League Baseball players Gary Carter and Dave Winfield.[2]

It was based on a story by Roger Flax who wrote the screenplay along with Ed Apfel.[3]

The independent film was produced in 1995, and was released direct-to-video on March 23, 1996.[4]

The movie marked the only film appearance by the real Marley, the Labrador Retriever that was the central character of the successful best selling 2005 book Marley & Me. Author John Grogan devoted Chapter 16, "The Audition", in detailing the dog's escapades during filming at a Lake Worth, Florida hotel parking lot. Marley got a screen credit "Marley the Dog...As Himself" for his two minutes of screen time.[5]


  1. ^ The Last Home Run. - Turner Classic Movies.
  2. ^ The Last Home Run. - Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ Flax, Roger, and Ed Apfel (1995). - The Last Home Run (Screenplay). - Short Hills, NJ: Horizon Productions. - 38282408
  4. ^ The Last Home Run. -
  5. ^ Grogan, John (2005). - Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog. - New York: HarperCollins. - pp.149-161. - ISBN 978-0-06-081708-4