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Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)

A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.

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Donna Keithley
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Martin Fitzgerald
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Liam Fitzgerald
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Eddy McGuire
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John Keegan ...
Ted Pitt
Oliver Maguire ...
Patrick Donovan
Pat Leavy ...
Mrs. Sullivan
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Geoffrey Keeble
Geraldine Fitzgerald ...
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An Irish computer programmer who is also a skilled, amateur mountain climber is murdered when his safety line is cut. Because Cleveland's nephew has been taken in by the dead man and his wife, he is drawn into the case. The Maguffin he is seeking is a computer disc with a program that allows you to pick the winning horse 65% of time, but who has it? Among those whom Cleveland encounters in his search is the beautiful Cassie Donovan, one of the few female horse trainers in Ireland. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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14 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Dick Francis: Varmat vedot  »

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David Cleveland: [Sarcastically about Mrs. Sullivan] Winning personality!
Derry, William: She grows on you.
David Cleveland: Like a wart!
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I wonder what Dick Francis thought
16 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

When I saw that Ian McShane and Patrick Macnee were involved in these shows, I was initially encouraged. Then I watched the first one "In the Frame". I've been a Dick Francis fan for 25 years and was pretty disappointed when I saw the plot, location and character changes they made in this Irish/Canada production. Even given the somewhat dated look, the production values are not bad (except for the music, which is dreadful). But if you wanted to see any British countryside fuggeddaboutit! And did I mention the story lines are not at all true to the original novels which so captivated me when I read them? Watch if you like to look at Ian McShane and haven't read the books yet, but don't expect to be thrilled. I kept thinking, "What did Dick Francis think when he saw these?"


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