Phar Lap - Hero to a Nation - DVD

Phar Lap - Hero to a Nation - DVD
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ISBN: DVPLAFormat: DVDSeries: HorseracingRated: GStarring: Tom Burlinson, Martin Vaughin, Judy MorrisRunning Time: 113 MinsCountry of Origin: AustDirector: Simon WincerYear Published: 1983DVD Region: 4Age Group: Family
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You can't help but love this film, no matter how many times you see it. The movie brings to life a legend, a horse that had a heart as big as this country and the people in it. I am sorry I can't help it - I am in awe of "Big Red" and as well who cannot but love Tom playing the part of Tommy.


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"The Story of an Australian legend." Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the "King of the Turf" in the depression of Australia in the 1930's.

From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation. Tom Burlinson stars as strapper Tommy Woodcock whose young life was intertwined with that of his charge, Phar Lap.

Initiallly rejected, the horse was worked into a winner by trainer Harry Telford (Martin Vaughin). Phar Lap's fame however soon placed him in danger with an attempt on his life on Derby Day 1930. But he went on to caputre the imagination of all Australia - as the winner of the 1930 Melbourne Cup.

A year later he won the Agua Caliente stakes in Mexico. It was to be his last. Only 16 days after the race, Phar Lap was dead. But a legend was born!

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