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

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.

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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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