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My Old Man is a 1979 American made-for-television drama film starring Kristy McNichol, Warren Oates and Eileen Brennan, directed by John Erman. The film, written by Jerome Kass, was based on the Ernest Hemingway short story "My Old Man", which had previously been adapted for the 1950 film Under My Skin. The TV film was originally broadcast on CBS on December 7, 1979.

My Old Man
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Written byJerome Kass
Story byErnest Hemingway
Directed byJohn Erman
StarringKristy McNichol
Warren Oates
Eileen Brennan
Music byDominic Frontiere
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Carolyn McNichol
Jerry Zeitman
Producer(s)Robert Halmi
Production location(s)Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Springs, New York
CinematographyLarry Pizer
Editor(s)Argyle Nelson
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Robert Halmi
Original networkCBS
Original releaseDecember 7, 1979 (1979-12-07)


Frank Butler (Oates) is a cantankerous unlucky horse trainer who wins big at the track and buys a horse for his jockey daughter Jo (McNichol) in an attempt to reconcile their troubled relationship.


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