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Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  24 October 1989 (USA)
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Cleveland teams with an insurance investigator in the search for a stolen $6 million dollar horse in the Canadian Rockies.

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Heath Lamberts ...
Walt Prensala
Lloyd Bochner ...
James Culham Offen
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Harry Teller
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Carolyn Dunn ...
Lynne Teller
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Eunice Teller
Timothy Webber ...
Matt Clive
Laurie Paton ...
Yola Clive
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Peter Teller
Barbara Franklin ...
Eva
R.D. Reid ...
Hagstrom
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Hagstrom Boy
Lawrence King-Phillips ...
Mike
Tom Heaton ...
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Jockey Club investigator David Cleveland journeys to Canada to apprehend a notorious horse doper and while there is coaxed by his supervisor to help rich horse breeder Harry Teller. Teller has been trying to find Chrysallis, his $6 million dollar stud bay stallion, mistakenly kidnapped by hijackers and presumed dead. Although Cleveland initially resists the case, an attempt on Teller's life convinces him the horse is still alive. Cleveland is intrigued further by Teller's hard-drinking, lonely and curvaceous second wife as well as his nubile blond daughter, both of whom are attracted to him. He teams with an overweight insurance investigator to track down the animal as clues take them to dude ranch in the Canadian Rockies. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Walt Prensala: The best things in life are free.
David Cleveland: It's been said before.
Walt Prensala: Yeah, by people with no money.
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Not true to the novel
20 October 1998 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the Dick Francis novels, I was pleased to see that the film version of one of them was to be shown on Cable TV. Unfortunately, the locations had been changed and although the story was vaguely recognisable, the excitement and suspense of the novel was completely missing. Even Ian McShane, who I like as the character Lovejoy, was not at his best and the rest of the cast were unknown to me. A very disappointing experience.


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