Phar Lap


In 1983, the movie Phar Lap was born. It featured Tom Burlinson as Tom Woodcock, Ron Liebman as Dave Davis, and a giant chestnut 10 year old thoroughbred gelding named Towering Inferno owned by Heath Harris, as Phar Lap. Coincidentally, Phar Lap means lightning in Tai, and Towering Inferno was killed by lightning on April 15, 1999. The real Tommy Woodcock played a trainer in the movie.

Summary Information

Type of Project Feature film
Production Year 1983
Country of Origin Australia


DirectorSimon Wincer
WriterDavid Williamson


Tommy WoodcockTom Burlinson 
'Cashy' MartinRichard Morgan  
William NielsenRobert Grubb   
Harry TelfordMartin Vaughan
Vi TelfordCelia De Burgh   
Cappy Telford (Younger)Steven Bannister  
Cappy Telford (Older)Richard Terrill  
Dave DavisRon Leibman

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