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Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 1978 (UK)
Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lloyd Bourdelle
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Sarah Blue
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Mike Marsh
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Tom Patterson
Andrew Rubin ...
Buddy Bourdelle (as Andrew A. Rubin)
Steve Burns ...
Randy Bourdelle (as Stephan Burns)
Susan Myers ...
Kelly Marsh
Michael Hershewe ...
Casey Bourdelle
Harry Caesar ...
Calvin Lebec
Joel Fluellen ...
Jimmy Judson
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Dr. Williamson
James M. Halty ...
Donovan (as Jimmy Halty)
William Pitt ...
Dr. Pitt (as William Pitt D.V.M.)
Dean Turpitt ...
Dean
Sanders Delhomme ...
Old Cajun
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Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion. Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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This crazy mixed-up family doesn't stand a chance of winning a million bucks. Wanna bet?

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Drama | Family | Sport

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1978 (UK)  »

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A Horse of a Different Color  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Walter Matthau was in real life a fan of the race-track and a big gambler. Matthau had long wanted to make a racing picture and said of this, "Casey's Shadow (1978) is the first race picture that's come my way that I've liked". A couple of years later Matthau followed up this horse racing movie with another, Little Miss Marker (1980). See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) Lloyd closes a book that he is trying to get Casey to read, but shortly after that it is open again. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Bourdelle: You're too big to be so stupid.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Casey's Shadow' (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

RAMBLIN' MAN
Music and lyrics by Dickey Betts (as Richard Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
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Casey's Shadow
9 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Well made children's film about a young boy and the horse he hopes to make a champion. Matthau is here to guide us through the picture.


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