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The Dick Francis Thriller - The Racing Game
The Dick Francis Thriller - The Racing Game
Actors: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2008     5hr 9min

As seen on the PBS Mystery! series Sid Halley, champion steeplechase jockey, suffers a devastating injury in a fall that ends his career. He sinks into self-pity until his aristocratic father-in-law bullies him into trying...  more »

     
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Actors: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Classic TV, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/12/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Especially recommended to Dick Francis fans, mystery buffs,
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 08/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A superbly produced production, "The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game" is a six episode, two volume boxed set that originally aired in the U.S. on the PBS award winning series 'Mystery!' in its 1980 inaugural season. Sid Halley is a star steeple chase rider who suffers a career-ending injury that ends his riding career and launches him into life as a private detective who specializes in all manner of race track mischief from bookies, to blackmailers, to murder. From top-notch acting, to spot on set designs, to a meticulous attention to Dick Francis' original story, "The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game" provides a bit more than five hours of riveting entertainment and is especially recommended to Dick Francis fans, mystery buffs, and community library DVD collections!"
Great series
S. Chatterjee | Phoenix | 10/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Loved this series. Very true to the Dick Francis Mysteries that featured Sid Halley. I've seen the other "movies" that were based on Dick Frances works and they were horrible. Barely recognizable as being based on his books. Watching this series was pure pleasure. Well written and well acted. Sure wish there were more!"
Not as good as the novels
Jim Thomas | Greenville, SC | 01/11/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Fairly well done adaption of the novels. Production values only fair, but a gritty portrayal. Worth watching if you are a Dick Francis fan."
Dick Francis? Brilliant as always!
V. Pertzel | Queensland Australia | 04/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a long-time devoted fan of the complicated Dick Francis books, I was hesitant to try a TV version of the stories, wondering how any of his stories could be condensed into an hour. I need not have worried, the stories are up to standard and the Halley character with his "bionic hand" is well done and believable.
Well worth the purchase!
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