Big Spender (2003 TV Movie)
Mel Tennant: [Eddie's riding Big Spender] How about a trot?
Eddie Burton: [nervous] No, I don't think he wants to.
Eddie Burton: [Jake sold Big Spender, the next day someone is picking him up] You don't waste any time do you?
Jake Cotter: I'm sorry.
Eddie Burton: [bitter smile] Hey, I don't own Big Spender.
Jake Cotter: No, but he's still your horse.
Eddie Burton: He's my friend. He's my best friend.
Eddie Burton: Working with animals... they're dependant on you, like children. You have to clean them, feed them. Taking care of them, it made me feel like something, like someone. Until now I don't think I ever did.
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.
Mel Tennant: [to Eddie] Hey, you're back. Big Spender really missed you.
Jake Cotter: Good, now you can muck out his stalls when you work with him.
Superintendent: You seem like a bright guy. Aren't you tired of being a loser?
Will Burton: Are you coming home soon?
Eddie Burton: They like me so much they want me to stay a bit longer.
Jake Cotter: He doesn't know he's scaring you, he just knows you're scaring him. Don't let him know you're afraid.
Jake Cotter: How do I do that?
Jake Cotter: Sing to him?
Eddie Burton: Sing?
Mel Tennant: He didn't win in the money so they sent him out to pasture.
Eddie Burton: Story of my life.
Mel Tennant: [after she lost on Big Spender] This was my fault I rode him badly...
Steve Caldwell: [interrupts] You can't keep making excuses for him.
Grandma: [to Will] Tell daddy good-bye. Kiss him.
Eddie Burton: He doesn't have to if he doesn't want to.
Grandma: Yes, he does.
Eddie Burton: [tp Big Spender] Look, I'm trying to help you here.
[the horse doesn't eat]
Eddie Burton: You wanna die? Fine.
[Eddie sits down]
Eddie Burton: I know life sucks, but you can't give up. Even when it looks like its not going to get any better.
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.