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Dead Cert (1974)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Drama | 6 September 1974 (Ireland)
As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies ... See full summary »

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Alan York
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Laura Davidson
Michael Williams ...
Sandy Mason
Nina Thomas ...
Penny Brocker
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Lodge
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Clifford Tudor
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Walter
Joseph Blatchley ...
Joe Nantwich
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Bill Davidson
Sean Lynch ...
Sid
Hideo Saito ...
Yuko
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Everest
Mick Dillon ...
Jockey (as Mickey Dillon)
Bill Fraser ...
Uncle George
Frank Gentry ...
Gipsy
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As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies from his injuries. His friend Alan York suspects the animal was doped by unscrupulous bookies and starts to investigate. He doesn't know how serious his opponents are, and that he's in danger to suffer the exact same fate as his friend! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In 1970, William Friedkin and his "French Connection" producer, Philip D'antoni announced that they had bought the rights to all the Dick Francis novels but nothing ever went into production under their banner. See more »

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A Well-Made British film... but with one flaw.
1 October 2005 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"Dead Cert" is a well-made British mystery. The plot is about Alan York (Scott Antony) who is a jockey. When his friend dies after a race, Alan takes it upon himself to figure out what happened. He uncovers corruption in the horse riding industry and the police force.

The next part of the review does contain spoilers!!!

"Dead Cert" has good acting and directing, but the ending is flawed and weird. At the end, Alan and Sandy (Michael Williams) are racing their horses. They're right next each other and Sandy starts whipping Alan with his racing stick. Then Alan, whips back and makes Sandy fall on a sharp railing, and he dies. Alan wins the race but no one ever mentions that Sandy is dead. I thought that hurt the film a lot.

If you can get past the odd ending, it's a decent film.

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