Cinema: Horse Sense

CASEY'S SHADOW Directed by Martin Ritt Screenplay by Carol Sobieski

Any précis of this movie makes it sound like the stickiest entertainment since Shirley Temple retired from Sunnybrook Farm. Casey's Shadow is about a family —one crusty dad, three cute sons, no mom —that raises quarter horses in Cajun country. The family is dirt poor and luckless, until the day Dad gets his hands on a promising foal. He names the colt Casey's Shadow because of its attachment to his youngest son, and decides to race it in the $1 million All-American Futurity...

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