On the Right Track
On the Right Track (1981)

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.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 6, 1981
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Roger Ebert
RogerEbert.com

If there's anything I can't stand in a movie, it's a sweet, lovable, cute little kid who is so adorable, and knows he's so adorable, you want to cringe. That's why seeing Gary Coleman in On the Right Track was so much fun for me.

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TV Guide

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

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