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Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A wise boy like you should know I'm not kidding when I say I think I'm gonna kill you, Danny, just as sure as you're sitting there pretending you're not scared. I'd do it now like that
[Snapping his fingers]
without a thought except I want my money first. I'm funny that way.
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More proof that John Garfield was a vastly underrated actor,great story of jockey torn between easy money and the respect he risks from those who love him. It may shake your faith in racing industry but top notch cast makes it ring true.
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