MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,960 this week

Horseplayer (1990)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  January 1990 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Bud is a strange loner who works in a liquor store by day and is addicted to betting on the horses at night. He lives in a low-rent building in an even lower-rent section of town, and one ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 264 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 19 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 9983 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 77 titles
created 31 Dec 2013
 
a list of 849 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Horseplayer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Horseplayer (1990)

Horseplayer (1990) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Horseplayer.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Amos & Andrew (1993)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

Director: E. Max Frye
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher
Genuine Risk (1990)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Berg, Michelle Johnson
Amnesia (1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Paul Keller is a married pastor who preaches piety on Sunday, while carrying on a torrid affair with the local school teacher, Veronica Dow, during the week. The lovers concoct a scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Nicholas Walker, Dara Tomanovich, Sally Kirkland
Baja (Video 1995)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Alex and Bebe are camped out in Baja California, Mexico, after their disastrous first attempt at a drug deal. Impatiently awaiting forged passports, they are unaware that Bebe's father has ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Donal Logue, Chris Shearer
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.

Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Zoë Poledouris, Kinnie Starr, Melody Moore
Ring of Fire (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This is the story of the decades-long love affair between June Carter and her husband, Johnny Cash, a love that was stretched to the breaking point by Johnny's addiction to pills.

Director: Allison Anders
Stars: Jewel Kilcher, Matt Ross, John Doe
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.

Director: John Murlowski
Stars: Scott Anthony Leet, Cole Williams, Dusty Sorg
Istanbul (1985)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While traveling through Belgium, an American named Martin befriends a waiter named Willy when he saves Willy from a fight with a customer... See full synopsis »

Director: Marc Didden
Stars: Brad Dourif, Dominique Deruddere, Ingrid De Vos
Chaindance (1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a part of a special government reform program, inmate J.T. Blake has to take care of Johnny Reynolds who has cerebral palsy. In the meantime, another inmate wants to take care of J.T. Blake forever.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Scott Andersen, R. Nelson Brown, Norman Browning
Medium Rare (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set on the dark side of Hollywood, B-Movie maven Harry Costas (Burt Young) is forced to protect the screen legacy of his wife Helga (Lainie Kazan) when a low-life upstart producer threatens... See full summary »

Director: Paul Madden
Stars: Burt Young, Lainie Kazan, Brad Dourif
In the Echo (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Allison Anders
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Markus Baldwin, Christine Carlo
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Bud Cowan
...
Randi
...
Matthew (as M.K. Harris)
...
George Samsa
...
Kid
...
Biker
Debby Steele ...
Gallery Receptionist
Stephen Saban ...
Critic #1
Garret Greenword ...
Critic #2
Pino Giordani ...
Girl in Gallery
Bill Barminski ...
Shopper in Liquor Store
Edit

Storyline

Bud is a strange loner who works in a liquor store by day and is addicted to betting on the horses at night. He lives in a low-rent building in an even lower-rent section of town, and one day a couple, who appear to be brother and sister, move into Bud's building. Soon the sister begins to try to seduce Bud, but not for the reasons one would expect, as she and her "brother" aren't what they appear to be--but neither is Bud. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One hunts. One seduces. One kills.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1990 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Vic Tayback. See more »

Quotes

Randi: Sex is not a vice.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Criminally underrated film
18 December 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie that had zero promotion when it came out in the early 90s. I saw a small flyer for it at some punk/art shop and based on that alone went to see it. I loved it and dragged back my brother to see it 2 days later. Guess what -- it had already stopped playing!

This is a film that is so L.A.-specific -- I have seen the art-student creepy types at many a gallery opening. All the actors do an excellent job particularly the extremely weird MK Harris as the artist (hardly need to mention Brad Dourif who is always good). It is a true crime that this is not available on DVD with director's commentary. Kurt Voss also made "Sugar Town" -- another very good L.A.-specific film -- but I think this is his best.

If you have a multi-region DVD player you can get a copy from the UK -- otherwise try to track down Kurt Voss in L.A.!

Update (10-1-10) -- it's available -NEW- in Region 2 DVD for under $5.00 on Amazon U.S.! Just ordered my copy. With all-region DVD players costing less than 100 there is no reason not to get this film.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brilliant, discarded film chas77
Discuss Horseplayer (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?