Though labeled a comedy, THE LONGSHOT would more properly be classified as an excruciating travesty. Conway, Korman, Weston, and Wass are four losers whose collective life revolves around betting on horses. Their home lives are miserable, and penny-ante gambling is their only outlet.
Cervera, a Mexican track worker, persuades these dumb lugs that he can arrange for a long-shot horse to win a race, reaping big bucks for anyone who bets on the nag. They agree to the scheme but now must raise $5,000 to place their wager. THE LONGSHOT isn't just unfunny; it's downright repulsive.
Conway's script should take a good deal of the blame. It plods from one insufferable seque...