Big Spender

DVD Release: September 30, 2003
Big Spender


Eddie Burton (Casper Van Dien) has made too many mistakes in his life. In and out of trouble with the law, he risks losing the one thing that matters to him the most-his seven-year-old son Will.

When Eddie finds himself at a horse farm as part of a prison work detail, he thinks it will be an easy way out. He soon finds, however, that it is much more difficult than he ever could have imagined.

When a horse named Big Spender arrives at the farm, Eddie’s life takes a dramatic turn.

Dove Review

“Big Spender” is a movie about a horse and also a young man. They find themselves put together and both get a second chance at life. Eddie has made a lot of mistakes in his life that brought him into the prison system. Big Spender is a race horse that seems to never win a race. So when this horse is found in bad condition and brought to the horse retirement home, the only one that can get him to eat is Eddie, who is part of the prison work force there on the farm.

Sometimes there are unforeseen things that happen in people’s lives that can change them and guide them in the right direction. Eddie finds that he has to become responsible and have a good job to take care of his son when he gets out. The wonderful horse gives him a new look on life along with an offer that would help him in his goal.

We are proud to award this entertaining movie about improving one’s life the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12+.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Men fight.
Sex: A couple almost kisses.
Language: H-1; the initials BS are used.
Violence: Men fight.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A death in the family from a car accident; discussion regarding putting "down" a sick horse; second chances for those who need it.


Company: Monarch Home Entertainment
Writer: Jayne Martin
Director: Paul Schneider
Producer: Carlo Liconti
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe