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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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Geoffrey Keeble
Carolyn Dunn ...
Lynne Teller
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Eunice Teller
Timothy Webber ...
Matt Clive
Laurie Paton ...
Yola Clive
Cameron Graham ...
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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David Cleveland: [to Geoffrey] I was planning to be on a plane tonight. I've got better things to do than swan around like a fairy.
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Never seen it, but I have some audio books on tape
27 September 2008 | by (Taunton, Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

The character of David Cleveland wasn't in Blood Sport - he was in Slay-Ride.

In the book of Blood Sport, David Cleveland is called Gene Hawkins.

I've never seen this production, so I can't say how faithful the story of the series was to Dick Francis's book - but I can tell you that they have put the wrong lead character in the story.

I'm not a fan of racing - but Dick Francis did write some good books on the subject - mostly about various racing scams.

Some seemed to have little to do with racing on the surface - the majority of the characters through whose eyes the stories are told are jockeys or trainers - somebody dies and the jockey or trainer turns detective to get to the bottom - putting their own life in danger.


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