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The Long Shot (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 April 2004
A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.

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David Alexander
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Benz ... Annie Garrett
Marsha Mason ... Mary Lou O'Brian
Paul Le Mat ... Guido Levits
Gage Golightly ... Taylor Garrett
David Alexander David Alexander ... Monte Shelton
Christopher Cousins ... John Oaks
John Livingston ... Ross Garrett
Robert Pine ... Douglas McCloud
Laura Johnson ... Bonnie McCloud
Juliette Goglia ... Colleen O'Brian
Cliff Bemis ... Robert Tillman
Patrick Day ... Motel Manager
Andrea Piedimonte Bodini ... Police Officer (as Andrea Piedimonte)
Jill Jaress ... Lisa's Mother
Joshua Grenrock Joshua Grenrock ... Announcer
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Storyline

Annie Garriet is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, and Taylor and Annie's prized racehorse, Tolo, to look after, Annie lands a job at a ranch hand and stable person at a stud farm owned by the stern Mary Lou O'Brien who is hiding some person demons of her own. Despite Annie's own setbacks in life, she decides to find an outing by entering her horse in a high-stakes riding competition. But when her horse goes blind from a race illness, Annie must struggle with her hardships to put the impossible to the test. Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Mr. God See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In a scene at the final horse show, the judge's table has a banner on it for an actual organization, the Liberty Horse Exerciser with their phone number of (805) 495-5395. See more »

Goofs

when Annie rides Tolo in the Musical Freestyle Championship, there is no music. she is also not riding a test of her own creation incorporating the Grand Prix movements and set to music, she is riding an existing Grand Prix test, which would disqualify her from a Musical Freestyle Championship. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Annie Garrett: [Tolo whinnies] Alright, I hear ya. I'm comin'. Hey, hey boy, hey. Got a cookie for ya. Yeah. I know you hate travelin' but, we gotta get goin'. Alright? Let's go.
[Tolo stands there]
Annie Garrett: Alright, if you wanna stay here, fine!
[Tolo walks out and follows Annie]
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A heart-warming story about overcoming impossible odds to achieve one's goals
10 August 2004 | by FlottaGuidatoSee all my reviews

Horse loves everywhere will love this pleasant film about a woman who's deadbeat husband abandons her, leaving her to find a job and a home for herself, her daughter and her horse. She finds all of the above at a stable; where relationships blossom and the future beings to look bright.

This movie has good acting, average filming, a good plot and the flashbacks to when the lady was younger/the dynamics with her mother add to the storyline. This story was also loosely based on a true story. 7 out of 10.


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