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Second Chances (1998)

G | | Drama | 1 September 1998 (USA)
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A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Matthews
Dallas Judd
Melinda Judd
Dr. Hugh Olson
Erica Hess ...
Susan (as Erica Nicole Hess)
Dutch John Hathaway
Johnny Dobson
Craig Hardy
Dr. Rasmussen
Dr. Dale Janssen
Therapist Jesse
Jesse L. Upchurch ...
Dr. Upchurch (as Jesse Upchurch)


A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.

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A Story Of Understanding, Giving, And Love... Everyone Needs A Second Chance.




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1 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Pferd für Sunny  »

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Throughout the movie, they refer to the horse as "she", despite the fact that the horse is quite obviously a gelding, not a mare. See more »


Sunny Matthews: [crying] I'll buy her
Ben Taylor: What?
Sunny Matthews: [still crying] I'll buy Ginger.
Ben Taylor: Well, what's your offer?
Sunny Matthews: [sniffling] 4 dollars?
Ben Taylor: Now Sunny, why would I sell Ginger to you for four dollars when this man is offering me 400 dollars?
Sunny Matthews: Because, I love her.
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Written by Geoff Levin & Bruce Chianese
Performed by Rusty Stratton
Produced by Geoff Levin
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i really wanted to like this movie
16 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am actually a fan of some of the stars of this movie...I love both the actors from "the nanny" and had seen the main character "Sunny" of this movie in "A Little Princess." I guess if you don't technically get into the horse issues or the riding issues, it is a cute movie it was acted pretty well for a "B" movie. I did have two problems with it though:

Why do they insist on using adult riders? I think it would have been just as happy to see trained kids doing the riding so it at least looked better. I don't need to see world record breaking speed or technique, they are supposed to be little girls riding, so why not let little girls do the riding? Girl barrel racers would have been cute to see.

I know that in cases like these it is impossible not to use more than one horse, but I don't understand why they would use an <obviously> male horse for a great deal of the riding and racing when it is supposed to be a mare? I do have contact with horses, and can tell when they used many many horses for Ginger, but you'd think they could at least use a mare! :)

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