Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)

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A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.



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Complete credited cast:
Kate McKenzie ...
Cassie Donovan
Karl Hayden ...
Derry, William
Donna Keithley
Martin Fitzgerald
Conor Mullen ...
Liam Fitzgerald
David Herlihy ...
Eddy McGuire
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Oliver Maguire ...
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Pat Leavy ...
Mrs. Sullivan
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Mrs. O'Rourke
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An Irish computer programmer who is also a skilled, amateur mountain climber is murdered when his safety line is cut. Because Cleveland's nephew has been taken in by the dead man and his wife, he is drawn into the case. The Maguffin he is seeking is a computer disc with a program that allows you to pick the winning horse 65% of time, but who has it? Among those whom Cleveland encounters in his search is the beautiful Cassie Donovan, one of the few female horse trainers in Ireland. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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14 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Dick Francis: Varmat vedot  »

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David Cleveland: [Sarcastically about Mrs. Sullivan] Winning personality!
Derry, William: She grows on you.
David Cleveland: Like a wart!
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this film is not only an action packed thriller starring acclaimed actor Ian mcshane, it's a tribute to the modern economical society that we live in today.

The fact that the plot is centered around people stealing money and something to do with horse racing might give you a clue as to what this little gem has to offer. A gripping script, complete with witty off comments from mcshane and antagonists that never fail to surprise and surpass all expectations of what Hollywood villains should be. The delicate issue of doing naughty things in the horse racing business is raised in this movie, and after which it was released an attempted ban by the FBI was conducted because it was deemed 'anarchic' by authorities. The taboo is now a forgotten part of history, and now anyone is able to make films about crime in horse racing if they want to. Well done dick Francis and the director.

This is a movie that will excite, entertain, and occasionally amuse! I recommend this for an older audience, mainly because of coarse language from mcshane and violence from the outset.


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