On the Right Track (1981)

On the Right Track (1981)





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In this drama, a homeless shoeshine boy who lives in a locker at the train station finds himself quite popular after he reveals a talent for picking winners at the racetrack.
Comedy , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Gary Coleman
as Lester
Michael Lembeck
as Frank Biscardi
Lisa Eilbacher
as Jill Klein
Maureen Stapleton
as Mary the Bag Lady
Norman Fell
as Mayor
Bill Russell
as Robert
C. Thomas Cuncliffe
as Shoeshine Concessioner
Belinda Bremner
as Lady with Suitcase
Fern Persons
as Flower Lady
Arthur Smith
as Gerald
George Brengel
as Bookstore Man
Page Hannah
as Sally
I.W. Klein
as IRS Man
Muriel Bach
as Beauty Salon Boss
Ronda Pierson
as Salon Girl
Linda Golla
as Salon Girl
Brenda Lively
as Salon Girl
Sally Benoit
as Interview
Jerry McKay
as Pantyhose Peddler
Mario Tanzi
as Racetrack Window Man
Rick LeFevour
as Mugger
Edna Moreno
as Old Lady
Bert Weineberg
as Monkey Man
James Hogan Jr.
as Minister
Jami Gertz
as Big Girl
Steve Marmer
as Customer with Cold
Gil Cantanzaro Sr.
as Cab Driver
Gil Cantanzaro Jr.
as Truck Driver
Chelcie Ross
as Customer
Felix Shuman
as Customer
James Andelin
as Transit Cop
Al Nuti
as Transit Cop
Mark D. Hutter
as Policeman
T.W. Miller
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for On the Right Track

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

On the Right Track' is a vehicle for Mr. Coleman that depends entirely on the premise that he is lovable. Only his most ardent television fans are likely to accept this.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

What could have been a bright little comedy is so jampacked with supporting players, subplots, and distractions that it seems much longer than it is, and even Coleman's fortitude doesn't get us through.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015
Top Critic

Other than a few cute lines and situations, there's little else of value in this absurd and extremely naive picture.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015
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