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Casey's Shadow (1978)

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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.

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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
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
William Pitt ...
Dr. Pitt
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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26 June 1980 (Australia)  »

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A Horse of a Different Color  »

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Martin Ritt encouraged his actors to ad lib and improvise which was typical of Ritt's directorial style on all his movies. See more »

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(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 »

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JUST LET ME GO TILL I'M GONE
Music by Patrick Williams
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Dobie Gray
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Matthau was Great
2 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great family film dealing with down to earth people who enjoy their local interests dealing mainly with horse racing. Lloyd Bourdelle, (Walter Matthau) is a farmer who also raises quarter horses and has a young son named Casey Bourdelle, who loves horses. Lloyd is able to raise a full grown horse who he calls "Casey's Shadow" after his son and this horse breaks all speed records and is a possible winner of a million dollar race. Sarah Blue, ( Alexis Smith) becomes interested in this horse and offers to buy the horse for $500,00 dollars, however, this horse receives serious injuries to his legs and Lloyd receives a serious set-back which upsets the entire family. Walter Matthau gave an outstanding performance and this is a great film to view and enjoy.


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