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Fresh Horses (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  18 November 1988 (USA)
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A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but ... See full summary »

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Matt Larkin
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Jean
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A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. Written by Chris Cuomo

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Love doesn't have to last a lifetime. See more »

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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zärtliche Liebe  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,640,346 (USA)
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One of the few PG-13 rated movies that allowed the use of the word "fuck" more than one time and still maintain its rating. Neither use was in a sexual connotation. See more »

Quotes

Tipton: Look, when the horse underneath us drops, we take a fresh one.
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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Blue Jean Blues
Written by Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ TOP
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Right and wrong, lies and truth, and love.
5 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen the words "ethereal" and "haunting" used in descriptions of this movie.....and I think they are dead on! I remember renting this movie just after it came out on VHS, and I totally fell in love with it, here it is, almost 19 years later and I STILL love it!

Andrew McCarthy's character is so real, you see men like him every day all across America, ready to get married for all the wrong reasons, or ones that seemed right to start with, then they wake up and see there's something more to their life around them. He's also the boy you always wanted to meet or date in high school or college. Molly Ringwald's character is.....just too painfully real. You hurt for her, with her, then you're angry at her and you want to know the truth, and you feel the love.

So many people hack this movie to death saying it's horrible.....but I don't think they've ever been in love so they wouldn't understand. OK yes, it's a bit hokey in spots, and somewhat hard to believe, but it WAS 1988 when it was made, the decade when "Greed is good", so you have to look at it from that perspective.

PLEASE, PLEASE watch it! Watch it with an open mind and an open heart, you won't be disappointed!


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