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Big Spender (2003)

PG | | TV Movie 25 March 2003
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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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
Sten Eirik ...
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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The "sick horse" was actually saved by the film. At one point she was starting to look too good to play sick. See more »

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Mel Tennant: Maybe there's something at the track. I'll ask around.
Eddie Burton: Thanks. I'm glad you're on Big Spender.
Mel Tennant: Someone gives you a second chance to prove yourself, you take it.
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Best film I've ever seen.... well maybe not but its still great
12 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I've ever seen.

I was flicking thru the channels at 6am and Big Spender was just starting on the Hall Mark channel (190 on SKY in the UK)... anywho... i stayed up from 6am till 8 just to watch it.

IT WAS AMAZING, I love horses and the film was just brilliant.

Casper Van Dian was great in it, as were the horses playing Big Spender.

The injuries on the horses looked really real. lol (Duh... course they did) anywho Really good film, watch it with your family or on your own.... go buy it now!! Robert


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