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A woman tries to be successful in the male-dominated horse racing business. Intrigue, greed, power games and love trying to put stones in her way.


Simon Wincer


Mart Crowley, Borden Deal (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Maude Sage Breen
Wayne Rogers ... Lowell Shipleigh
Diane Ladd ... Verna Howland
Mickey Rooney ... John Paul Jones
Brian Kerwin ... Dancy Cutler
Shawnee Smith ... Alice Gibbs
Judith-Marie Bergan ... Irene Shipleigh
Anthony Andrews ... Michael Fitzgerald
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Murray Steiner
Kieran Mulroney ... Merlin Honeycutt
Jerry Hardin ... Brock Walters
Will Cascio Will Cascio ... Whitey Dahl
Charles David Cooper Charles David Cooper ... Wilson
Othello Pumphry Othello Pumphry ... Bulldog Lewis
Thomas Caldwell Thomas Caldwell ... Auctioneer (as Thomas Milton Caldwell)


Maude Sage has a secret wish when she returns to the place of her childhood. Her dream is to breed thoroughbreds of world class but it does not go so easily fulfilled. The snobbish society of bluegrass and her unscrupulous neighbor Lowell Shipleigh spares no meanness in order to destroy her. Against the vicious intrigues only the useful farm managers Dancy Cutler stands beside her, whose love she misconceived first. The revenge is bitterly when she falls for the persuasiveness of the equally rich as mysterious Irishman Michael Fitzgerald.

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"Watch your step - I'm a lot stronger now" See more »









Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Ranch der Pferde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Landsburg Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cameo: Producer Arthur Fellows is seen in two shots as the horses head though a tunnel on the way to the track for the Derby. He's the balding man with glasses holding a program on the right of both the long shot and medium shots in that scene. See more »


Star of the County Down
Traditional (P.D.)
Performed by The Raggedy Robin String Band
in party scene
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Excellent movie. One I could watch everyday.
11 February 2002 | by ColleencmaSee all my reviews

The movie Bluegrass was just excellent. I would love to own the movie Bluegrass but can't find it anywhere. I have checked everywhere to no avail. If anyone has a clue please email me. Thank you. I have even e mailed Cheryl Ladd's web site and asked for any help in finding this movie!

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