The Adventures of Ragtime (1998)

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Ragtime is a miniature pet horse and the kids love him. But villains Sam and Lester think Ragtime can be their meal ticket. They kidnap the horse for ransom. The family is worried but ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lester Waylin
Jerry Blue
Barkley Blue
Sarah Blue
Detective Hill
Agent Dooley
David Sheehan ...
TV News Reporter
Detective Lamaster
Greg Dean ...
Intrim Officer Wills
Fred Waters
Carter Blue
Amy Blue
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Ragtime is a miniature pet horse and the kids love him. But villains Sam and Lester think Ragtime can be their meal ticket. They kidnap the horse for ransom. The family is worried but before you can say "Home Alone", Ragtime out-smarts the bad guys who are then happy to be hauled off to prison. Written by Anonymous

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the little horse with big plans


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According to Jay Thomas, neither he nor Shelley Long were aware that any of the animals would be "talking" in the film. This element was not in their scripts and nothing was communicated during filming. See more »


The shoulder strap of Barkley Blue is on and off his shoulder when he is in the bathroom talking with his brother and sister. See more »


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Crime never pays
1 March 2006 | by (EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

A film about the kidnapping of a tiny show pony that goes wrong of course. I bought this for the Shelley Long content alone. It was not a particularly funny film and I did find the family that owned the pony grated on me but it was all good clean cut fun. Shelley Long though a different kettle of fish. Hilarious tottering around on those high heeled shoes looking like she was going to fall over any minute. And that short mini skirt and black stocking and her change of hair every 5 minutes she was hilarious. When she sings my sweet potato pie with her side kick great. The best bit though is when she speaks with the phony Southern Accent you can't help enjoying it.

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