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On the Right Track (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 1981 (USA)
Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, ... See full summary »

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Lee Philips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Coleman ... Lester
Maureen Stapleton ... Mary the Bag Lady
Norman Fell ... The Mayor
Michael Lembeck ... Frank Biscardi
Lisa Eilbacher ... Jill Klein
Bill Russell ... Robert
Herb Edelman ... Sam
C. Thomas Cunliffe C. Thomas Cunliffe ... Shoe Shine Concessioner
Belinda Bremner Belinda Bremner ... Lady with Suitcase
Nathan Davis ... Mario
Mike Bacarella ... Sean
Jack Wasserman Jack Wasserman ... Vito
Fern Persons Fern Persons ... Flower Lady
Arthur Smith Arthur Smith ... Gerald
Mike Genovese ... Louis
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Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, though, everyone wants a piece of the action. Written by Digger Blue <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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He's small enough to live in a locker! Smart enough to pick the winners. And big enough to beat the system. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guy Could Get Killed Out There See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Thief: Sorry, Kid! But my sister needs the money for a nose job!
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I met one of the writers Richard Moses
16 March 2018 | by matthewmichaelSee all my reviews

Richard Moses...one of the writers. I met years ago in Quincy Massachusetts. He has passed away since. He told me a funny story about this movie. He told me so many people were changing the script that they put in the credits ..Avery Buddy as a writer...meaning everybody wrote it. He was a really nice guy.


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