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Fresh Horses (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 November 1988 (USA)
A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but ... See full summary »

Director:

David Anspaugh

Writer:

Larry Ketron (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Ringwald ... Jewel
Andrew McCarthy ... Larkin
Patti D'Arbanville ... Jean
Ben Stiller ... Tipton
Leon Russom ... Larkin's Dad
Molly Hagan ... Ellen
Viggo Mortensen ... Green
Doug Hutchison ... Sproles
Chiara Peacock Chiara Peacock ... Alice
Marita Geraghty ... Maureen
Rachel Jones Rachel Jones ... Bobo
Welker White ... Christy
Christy Budig Christy Budig ... Laurel
Larry Ketron Larry Ketron ... Roy
Ken Strunk ... Dr. Lippincott
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Storyline

A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. Written by Chris Cuomo

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Taglines:

What do you do when the wrong kind of girl gives you all the right feelings? See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Fresh horses is a term used for horses that riders use to replace their tired horses during a long ride. This is referred to by Tipton, who argues at one point that men have an urge to want to switch out their tired used up horses for fresh unridden ones, horses meaning women in this case. See more »

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Sproles: How goes it?
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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Waltz Of The Flowers
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
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watchable
20 January 2016 | by dailyshampoo48See all my reviews

this is one of those movies which doesn't quite come together as it ought, but has some decent and compelling moments which render it finally watchable. to be brutally honest, i'm not particularly enthralled with any of the work ringwald has done, even her famous collaborations with john hughes; but i think they last because they're convincing, character-driven stories. this is another one of them.

i liked the on location shots of a place that was neither new york or SoCal. they made an nice effort to root the story in reality. people live in real houses and drive old cars.

i'm really digging these 80s films, they have like dialogue and cinematography and stuff. it's also not some effing remake.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,074,292, 20 November 1988

Gross USA:

$6,640,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,640,346
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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