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Phar Lap

A Horse Called Phar Lap (USA: promotional title)
Phar Lap (Australia)
Phar Lap: Hero to a Nation (Australia: promotional title)

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1983 August, 11
107 minutes
Biography / Drama / Family / History / Sport
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 2 878 404


Phar Lap, the legendary Australian racing horse, is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments in life. Beginning at the end, the film flashes back to the day that Phar Lap, despite his lack of pedigree, is purchased on impulse by trainer Harry Telford. Phar Lap loses his first races, but Telford's faith in the animal is unshakable. Suddenly the horse becomes a winner, thanks to the love and diligence of stableboy Tommy Woodcock. American-promoter Dave Davis arranges for Phar Lap to be entered in several top races, where his "long shot" status results in heavy losses for the professional gamblers. Just after winning an important race in Mexico, Phar Lap collapses and dies; though the film never comes out and says as much, it is assumed that the horse was "murdered" by the gambling interests. - IMDb

Corri cavallo corri Italy
A Horse Called Phar Lap (promotional title) USA
Kultainen salama Finland
Phar Lap Australia
Phar Lap United Kingdom
Phar Lap - Legende einer Nation West Germany
Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation  
Phar Lap: Hero to a Nation (promotional title) Australia
Vágta Hungary
Фар Лэп Soviet Union

Children's Cast:

Richard Terrill Cappy Telford (Older)

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