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The Long Shot (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 April 2004
A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.

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Mary Lou O'Brian
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Guido Levits
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Taylor Garrett
David Alexander ...
Monte Shelton
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John Oaks
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Ross Garrett
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Douglas McCloud
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Bonnie McCloud
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Colleen O'Brian
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Robert Tillman
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Lisa's Mother
Joshua Grenrock ...
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Annie Garriet is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, and Taylor and Annie's prized racehorse, Tolo, to look after, Annie lands a job at a ranch hand and stable person at a stud farm owned by the stern Mary Lou O'Brien who is hiding some person demons of her own. Despite Annie's own setbacks in life, she decides to find an outing by entering her horse in a high-stakes riding competition. But when her horse goes blind from a race illness, Annie must struggle with her hardships to put the impossible to the test. Written by matt-282

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18 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In a scene at the final horse show, the judge's table has a banner on it for an actual organization, the Liberty Horse Exerciser with their phone number of (805) 495-5395. See more »

Goofs

in the scene where Annie is first riding Red, when Mary Lou walks up and Guido says "Look at that half-pass", the horse is in fact doing shoulder-in. See more »

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[first lines]
Annie Garrett: [Tolo whinnies] Alright, I hear ya. I'm comin'. Hey, hey boy, hey. Got a cookie for ya. Yeah. I know you hate travelin' but, we gotta get goin'. Alright? Let's go.
[Tolo stands there]
Annie Garrett: Alright, if you wanna stay here, fine!
[Tolo walks out and follows Annie]
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A heart-warming story about overcoming impossible odds to achieve one's goals
10 August 2004 | by (NC, US) – See all my reviews

Horse loves everywhere will love this pleasant film about a woman who's deadbeat husband abandons her, leaving her to find a job and a home for herself, her daughter and her horse. She finds all of the above at a stable; where relationships blossom and the future beings to look bright.

This movie has good acting, average filming, a good plot and the flashbacks to when the lady was younger/the dynamics with her mother add to the storyline. This story was also loosely based on a true story. 7 out of 10.


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