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My Old Man (1979)

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.

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John Erman

Writers:

Jerome Kass (teleplay), Ernest Hemingway (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy McNichol ... Jo Butler
Warren Oates ... Frank Butler
Eileen Brennan ... Marie
Joseph Maher ... Phil Kiley
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Shimmy
Jess Osuna ... Matt
David Margulies ... Chubby
Mark Arnold ... Roy Kiley
Michael Jeter ... George Gardner
Peter Maloney ... Veterinarian
Kenneth Kimmins ... Andy
Carol Teitel Carol Teitel ... Phoebe
Brandon Maggart ... Mule
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Doctor
Michael Prince Michael Prince ... Stanley
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An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.

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They said a lot of bad things about my father. But they didn't know the real man behind the rumors...and it took all my love and faith to prove them wrong.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Η τελευταία κούρσα See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Horses and booze don't mix
30 June 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Drunk/bum/loser, Frank Butler, re-unites with his teen-age daughter, Jo, whom he hasn't seen in years. Jo has just lost her mother so Frank takes her under his wing and introduces her to the horse racing circuit which hasn't treated Frank kindly over the past few years. As Frank eases his way back into the equine fraternity he finds things aren't going to go to good for him because of a scandal he was involved in some years ago. Finally, he and Jo manage to pick up a horse of their own and enter him in a race, but tragedy strikes again just before the big event which leaves Jo all by herself with a heavy burden. I enjoyed this film, but it was no big shakes: it's been done before in other guises.


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