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Riders (1993)

Arrogant aristocrat Rupert Campbell-Black has a high social position, woman at his feet, money and fame in the world of show jumping. But Rupert has a rival - the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell... See full synopsis »

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Gabrielle Beaumont
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus Gilbert ... Rupert Campbell-Black
Michael Praed ... Jake Lovell
Arabella Holzbog ... Helen Macaulay / Campbell-Black (as Arabella Tjye)
Caroline Harker ... Tory Lovell
Anthony Calf ... Billy Lloyd-Foxe
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Lavina Greenslade
Brenda Bruce ... Granny Maxwell
Sienna Guillory ... Fenella Maxwell
John Standing ... Malise Gordon
Timothy Morand Timothy Morand ... Humpty Hamilton
Stephanie Beacham ... Molly Carter
Anthony Valentine ... Colonel Carter
Andrew Hall ... Nigel
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ... Laura Duparru
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Janey Henderson
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Arrogant aristocrat Rupert Campbell-Black has a high social position, woman at his feet, money and fame in the world of show jumping. But Rupert has a rival - the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell, whose loathing for the Pin Up of Penscombe has driven him to the top of the riding world to match Rupert's skills. A bitter feud festers between the two stars, who have fought and fornicated their way round the show rings of the world, and now come to a showdown at the Lod Angeles Olympics. As rivals in love and sport, the stage is set for what becomes a compulsive blend of sex, romance, and adventure.

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Connections

Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #3.30 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I Could Have Danced All Night
(uncredited)
Music by Frederick Loewe
[calliope music heard in background during Fontainebleau, France scene]
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A peek into the horsey world
13 October 2018 | by augustianSee all my reviews

It surprised me to find only two reviews of this film so far. Bearing in mind that the source novel was on the best-sellers list for ages and selling over a million copies, this film version seems to have been massively overlooked. It is not a bad film but for me, it does not live up to the bonkathon tag much hyped by the popular press.

The characters were well presented and one could not fault the cast in their acting but there was the nagging feeling that the equine world of this film was not a world most people would have noticed had it not been for certain royal personages to be involved in equine events. Still, the horse riding scenes were well done with the stunt people and the actors merging seamlessly together.

The biggest problem for me however was the running time of almost 200 minutes - too long for a film. My feeling is, a mini-series would have been better.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jilly Cooper's Riders See more »

Filming Locations:

Heydon, Norfolk, England, UK

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Anglia Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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