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Shannon's Rainbow (2009)

PG | | Drama, Family | 8 January 2013 (USA)
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Shannon's Rainbow is a movie starring Julianne Michelle, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen. The death of a teenager's father leaves her orphaned until she discovers the mother she never knew. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer. Together they win races and form new bonds that lead her back to happiness.

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... Shannon Greene
... Rita Baker
... Dave Blair
... Emily Blair
... Christine Pearson
... Nurse Dana
... Brandon
... Rio
... Eric Parker
... Mitchell Prescott
... Jessica
... Richard
... Joey
... Ed
... Floyd
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After the sudden death of her father leaves a teenage girl without a family, she becomes lost in her own anger and sadness. Her family doctor (Daryl Hannah) informs her that her father had a secret, that the mother she never knew (Claire Forlani) was alive and well. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer (Colletti, Stephen) and discovers that in caring for the horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma. Together they begin to win many races and upset the favorites, owned by an egocentric mogul (Eric Roberts). Through the victories and new friendships she forms, she learns to find her way back to happiness. Written by VMI

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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8 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Amazing Racer  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Louis Gossett, Jr. and Jason Gedrick appeared in Iron Eagle (1986) and Iron Eagle II (1988). See more »

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Written by Dave Hanner
Performed by Alli Gillis
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A Fair Effort
21 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

While the acting was not Oscar winning, it was competent. It was nice to see Louis Gossett Jr. back in movies though to think this was Charles Durning's last movie makes one wince. Make no mistake, the movie is predictable. For those who love racing, they will like the movie provided they can deal with the artistic changes to conform to time constraints. The race scenes were very good.

My problem comes with some of the editorial decisions. I winced at a couple of scenes which may be considered rough for those sensitive to animal rights and children. The movie didn't fully develop some of the back stories of the trainers.

The movie is promoted as being family friendly. I would suggest Amazing Racer is not a movie for those under ten or sensitive to animal abuse (simulated).

A movie to rent, not to own.


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