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Safe at Home! (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 13 April 1962 (USA)
Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Doniger

Writers:

Robert Dillon (screenplay), Robert Dillon (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Mickey Mantle ... Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris ... Rogers Maris
William Frawley ... Bill Turner
Patricia Barry ... Johanna Price
Don Collier ... Ken Lawton
Eugene Iglesias ... Mr. Torres
Flip Mark ... Henry
Bryan Russell ... Hutch Lawton
Scott Lane Scott Lane ... Mike Torres
Charles G. Martin ... Henry's Father
Ralph Houk Ralph Houk ... Ralph Houk
Whitey Ford Whitey Ford ... Whitey Ford
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Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured about honesty being the best policy. He returns to face his buddies with the truth to find the entire Little League team invited to camp. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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WOW! Fun and laughter with the idols of millions and the luckiest kid in the world! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Ft. Lauterdale Stadium, where Hutch first tries to meet Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, opened in 1962 the same year "Safe At Home" was released. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, some boys stop to watch two men on a bridge catch a fish. However, the fish doesn't move as they reel it in - its obviously a prop or a dead fish that was previously placed on the line for them to pull out. See more »

Quotes

Bill Turner: [Hutch has traveled with a cargo of fish. Turner is searching for the source of the strange smell] Hey, it's stronger in here.
Rogers Maris: It's funny, it smells something like fish.
Bill Turner: That's just what I said. It's not in my head. Reminds me of an umpire.
Bill Turner: Now don't be shoving me and pushing me around. I'll get to the bottom of this thing alright.
Mickey Mantle: Old Bird-dog Bill's on the scent!
Bill Turner: [seeing shoes under the bed] Hey, come on out of there! Come on! Get out of there! Come on! Get out of there!
Mickey Mantle: A kid! Where'd he come from?
Rogers Maris: ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Introducing Bryan Russell. See more »

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Amazing! Joe Morrison's Best Film!

"Miami" Joe Morrison was Miami's number 1 leading man during the 1960s. Sadly, "Miami" Joe starred in one stinker after another. Amazingly this film, which I only rate a 5, was Joe's best. Of course, he had an uncredited role as Hank, so maybe that's why this film was his best.

The movie really is a stinker, but it is kind of neat to see a legend like Micky Mantell. The movie is just a mindless and enjoyable trip down memory lane, capturing a more innocent time for the sport of baseball as well as the local Miami, Florida landscape.

Safe at home is a safe bet for some minor entertainment and a chance to see "Miami" Joe Morrison in his best movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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