Directed by Simon Wincer, "Phar Lap" (also known as "Corri cavallo corri", "Phar Lap - Legende einer Nation") is a Biography/Drama/Family/Sport film, released in the USA on August 10 of 1984 , starring Tom Burlinson, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb, Simon Wells, Kelvyn Worth and Justin Ridley.
He was the long shot...heard 'round the world.
Who is the director of "Phar Lap":
Phar Lap was directed by Simon Wincer, an Australian director, producer, and writer.
Before directing Phar Lap, Simon Wincer had directed Harlequin, released in 1980. Since, he directed D.A.R.Y.L., released in 1985, The Lighthorsemen (1987), Quigley Down Under (1990), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Free Willy (1993), and Lightning Jack (1994).
What was the release date of "Phar Lap":
Phar Lap was first released on Friday, August 10, 1984, in the United States. Also released on this day were The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (dir. W.D. Richter), Cloak & Dagger (dir. Richard Franklin), Red Dawn (dir. John Milius), and Crimes of the Future (dir. David Cronenberg). This was thirty-five (35) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, August 11, 1983 in Australia.
Who is at the casting of "Phar Lap":
At the casting of Phar Lap we find Tom Burlinson, previously seen in The Man from Snowy River (1982); Richard Morgan (The Devil's Playground (1976), Carry on Cowboy (1966)); Robert Grubb (Gallipoli (1981), My Brilliant Career (1979)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Phar Lap":
Phar Lap, known affectionately as "Bobby" by his strapper Tommy Woodcock (Burlinson), collapses and dies in Woodcock's arms, at Menlo Park in California, in 1932. The news is greeted with great sadness and anger in Australia. The remainder of the film is done as flashback.
Five years earlier, Phar Lap arrives in Australia, purchased unseen from New Zealand. His trainer Harry Telford (Vaughan) and Telford's wife Vi watch as he's lowered onto the wharf by sling. Mrs Telford comments that she "Wonders [...]
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