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Fresh Horses (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 November 1988 (USA)
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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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)  »

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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 »

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Sproles: Your friend is, uh...
Tipton: Just shut up!
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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Into The Night
Written by Timothy B. Schmit
Performed by Timothy B. Schmit
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A follow up to my comment below
24 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just wanted to add a few more thoughts to the comment that I left last year, which a few people have cited to. Again, I will say that this is by no means a great film. Much of what happens is, at least to me, unrealistic and unconvincing. Molly's speech in the cabin to McCarthy and his friends, about her childhood, is also somewhat laughable. But the movie has quite a few elements which make it worth watching. Many scenes are memorable. Ones that stick out in my mind are the pool party and the conversation afterwards, the scene where Ben Stiller talks to McCarthy about how difficult it is to make friends at their age, and the strange scenes where McCarthy goes to the house in the woods and meets Jewel and her female friend. I am still uncertain as to what exactly was going on out there, as to why these kids were hanging out at such a remote location. The film looks visually stunning and makes you want to visit these places. As for the title, I believe that at one point Stiller compares Molly to a worn out nag and says that McCarthy needs a "fresh horse" to ride, or something like that. I agree, the title makes little sense. But I recommend the movie.


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