The Longshot

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The Longshot
Directed byPaul Bartel
Written byTim Conway
Produced by
CinematographyRobby Müller
Edited byAlan Toomayan
Music byCharles Fox
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
  • January 17, 1986 (1986-01-17)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$256,301 (US)[1]

The Longshot is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Paul Bartel and starring Tim Conway.


Four friends enjoy betting on horses at the race track. Someone tells them that he's got something to give his horse to make it run faster, and they can win a lot of money if they bet. Dooley tries to romance Nicki Dixon to get the money, but he finds out she's a lunatic who tries to kill him when he reminds her of her ex. Later, they borrow an envelope of money from the mob, who expect them to pay back within a week. They find out that the man who gave them the tip was a fraud, but Dooley remembered someone saying that the horse would run fast if he saw red. He ran out to the track, waved a red dress and the horse won the race.[2]


Theme Song[edit]

"The Longshot", the film's title track, is performed by Irene Cara.


  1. ^ "The Longshot - Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ "The Longshot (1986) - Paul Bartel | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".

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