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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 »

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David Anspaugh

Writer:

Larry Ketron (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Ringwald ... Jewel
Andrew McCarthy ... Matt Larkin
Patti D'Arbanville ... Jean
Ben Stiller ... Tipton
Leon Russom ... Kyle Larkin
Molly Hagan ... Ellen
Viggo Mortensen ... Green
Doug Hutchison ... Sproles
Chiara Peacock Chiara Peacock ... Alice
Marita Geraghty ... Maureen
Rachel Jones Rachel Jones ... Babe
Welker White ... Christy
Christy Budig Christy Budig ... Laurel
Larry Ketron Larry Ketron ... Roy
Ken Strunk ... Dr. Lippincutt
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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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Love doesn't have to last a lifetime. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zärtliche Liebe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,640,346
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Jewel: Yeah, I'm going alright, but I'm going by myself! Don't talk about me, don't even think about me, just do me that favour. You don't want me, I'm used, I'm worn out, I'm bad goods, you can't trust me. Why don't I just go to hell?
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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South Of Cincinnati
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dwight Yoakam
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Molly Ringwald: camp Lolita or serious thespian?
14 March 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Molly Ringwald, softer and more contemplative than in her John Hughes/high school comedies, plays a shady girl from the wrong side of the tracks who meets and has an affair with preppy Cincinnati college kid Andrew McCarthy; the fact his rich friends disapprove and she has such a questionable background may prevent things from going further. Not a terrible movie, but filled with self-defeating clichés and occasionally overwrought dialogue. Ringwald struggles a bit with her redneck accent, and McCarthy does nothing to elevate his pinched, emotionally-parched persona, but the look of the film is quite vivid and the atmosphere is well-captured. Perhaps it was a good idea to re-team the teen lovers from "Pretty in Pink" in a more grown-up setting, but the filmmakers didn't go far enough with the idea, and the coy finale seems a little undernourished. ** from ****


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