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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,074,292, 20 November 1988

Gross USA:

$6,640,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,640,346
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few PG-13 rated movies that allowed the use of the word "fuck" more than one time and still maintain its rating. Neither use was in a sexual connotation. See more »

Quotes

Sproles: Your friend is, uh...
Tipton: Just shut up!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

No Tomorrow
Written by David Foster and Kenny Loggins and Arlene Matza
Performed by George Hawkins
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"I believed in you, Jewel."
6 October 2006 | by ginny209-1See all my reviews

Near the end of the movie, I was expecting (whether I knew it or not), that Andrew McCarthy would say: "I believed in you, Jewel." And it'd end happily, in a parking lot, with some rain and bad music.

But, as it was, it basically ended how any cheap movie ends, with some bad music, and the guy not getting the girl.

I didn't find the performances from McCarthy and Ringwald to be particularly wonderful, or compelling.

It was predictable. And slightly cheesy.

It was shot wonderfully, though. I thought the landscaping, and the way Ringwald and McCarthy looked against it, was gorgeous. I also enjoyed Viggo Mortensen's performance, short as it was. And I got a laugh out of the young Ben Stiller.

It wasn't awful, but, it wasn't great, either. Worth watching a least once, when you have nothing better to do.


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