Casey's Shadow
Casey's Shadow (1978)

Cajun quarter-horse trainer Lloyd Bourdelle (Walter Matthau) struggles to eke out a decent living for himself and his three sons Buddy, Randy and Casey (Andrew A. Rubin, Stephen Burns and Michael Hershewe). Their prize horse is thoroughbred… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 17, 1978
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Time Out

Seems a shame to keep slagging off Ritt for his liberalism when he can turn in something as well-crafted and unpretentious as this.

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TV Guide

A sincere, good-natured, well-performed family picture.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is so decently tempered and its principal characters so surprising at important moments that, in the world of horse movies it seems rare indeed.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Walter Matthau bites into his juicy role like a cowpoke chewing on some tobacco and it comes out just right.

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Randy White
Common Sense Media

A complex tale of morals and animal cruelty.

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Beautifully observed, but a little too worthy and horsey for those who like their films with more bite.

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