TV Movie | | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s.
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Sam Shepard so completely resembled Ruffian's trainer Frank Whitely, He once mistook vintage footage of Ruffian with Frank Whitely as a daily shot when viewing editing of the film.
The match race between Foolish Pleasure and Ruffian which provides the crisis of the movie takes place on July 6. 1975 in Elmont, New York. However, the foliage that consistently appears in the background is sparse, consistent with April for southern New York (or March in New Orleans where the movie was shot).
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