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Big Spender (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  25 March 2003 (USA)
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Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddie Burton
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Jake Cotter
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Mel Tennant
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Will Burton
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Rita
Chris Benson ...
Officer Acosta
David Black ...
Parole Board Member
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Andre
Eve Crawford ...
Dr. Reece
Bob Desrosiers ...
Seth Travis (as Robert Desrosier)
Warren Dexter Beatty ...
C.O. #1
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Tree
Danny Foster ...
Clay Thomas
Donna Goodhand ...
Superintendent
Santino Buda ...
Luis
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Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working an a foundation's farm for retired race horses, Eddie signs up and proves his talent with Big Spender, who was found completely run down. He nurses the horse back to health, and convinces Jake Cotter, the man in charge, to try a stunt: train him for an new career in jumping, which is a success when his dedicated race jockey Mel Tennant volunteers to ride him again. If he does really well, he may even get a certificate opening the perspective of a real job, which he desperately needs when grandma dies after having him swear he'll get out: the nightmare alternative is to leave Will lingering in the very home that did Eddie no good... Written by KGF Vissers

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A convict turns his back on life - until a gentle nudge turns him around.

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Rated PG for brief violence and mild language | See all certifications »
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Five horses played the part of Big Spender. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Burton: Are you really a jockey?
Mel Tennant: Yeah.
Eddie Burton: You don't look like a jockey.
Mel Tennant: Yeah, well you don't look like a convict.
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brilliant and emotional
26 August 2004 | by (braintree essex england) – See all my reviews

i caught this film last week on sky and i have to say it brought a tear to my eye, Casper was brilliant. the film is set basically on a racehorse retirement farm, and its the story of a racehorse called big spender, it shows the dedication of the local prison inmates to care for these horses and Eddie (Casper) and the horse named big spender have a special kind of relationship where each relies on the other to survive and survive they do.Eddie gets his life sorted and in doing so gets his parole so that he can care for his son and also a job in the bargain at a horse stables. Big spender the horse may be a failed racehorse but he reemerges as a quality show jumping horse. its brilliant and i think could bring a tear to the hardest of hearts.


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