Fresh Horses (1988)




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Fresh Horses features Molly Ringwald as Jewel, a Kentucky shanty gal. Jewel finds herself romantically involved with wealthy University of Cincinnati student Matt Larkin (Andrew McCarthy). Though willing to throw over his "proper" fiancee for Jewel, Matt isn't prepared for the horrible secret that Jewel holds within her. Directed by David Anspaugh, Fresh Horses is also known as The Eccentricity of People and Syntax.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Drama , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Andrew McCarthy
as Matt Larkin
Ben Stiller
as Tipton
Leon Russom
as Larkin's Dad
Molly Hagan
as Ellen
Doug Hutchison
as Sproles
Welker White
as Christy
Christy Budig
as Laurel
Ken Strunk
as Dr. Lippincott
Kent Poole
as Stephen
Dan Davis
as Fletcher
Barry Williams
as Fairgate
Joan Macintosh
as Larkin's Mother
Sheri Norton-Stearn
as Mrs. Price
K.C. Jones
as Dr. Price
Jacqueline Verdeyen
as Jewel's Mother
Jessica Browne
as Woman at Engagement Party
Seesel Ann Johnson
as Girl No. 1
Jennifer P. Born
as Waitress
Peter Duchin
as Piano Player
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Critic Reviews for Fresh Horses

All Critics (6)

A movie from Mars

Full Review… | March 4, 2004
Film Freak Central

Bad bad bad, stunningly bad.

February 8, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Watching Fresh Horses feels like watching a short film expanded to an hour and 45 minutes...but without adding any dialogue.

Full Review… | November 8, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Fresh Horses

I saw this picture in the theater when I was in high school with my choir friends. It was a convoluted and dull character study.

Eric Jenkins
Eric Jenkins

At the time, it might have seemed like a good idea to re-pair Ringwald and McCarthy for another 80's romantic drama. It was not. The film is worsened by David Foster's cheesy score. Molly Hagen does give a nice performance in a small role.

Fritz Brekeller
Fritz Brekeller

Teen stars take on a more serious subject and characters. This movie is good, the actors do a good job, and the movie is interesting. I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

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