When a washed-up championship cowboy, reduced to shilling for a huge conglomerate, discovers its championship racehorse is being doped on drugs, he steals the horse to liberate it from commercial exploitation.
I was amazed to find out that the premium-price talent (Robert Redfield and Jane Fonda in their prime) was attached and the project got the green light on the basis of a script with only the 1st Act written. There was no 2nd or 3rd Act! Nor any outline for how the plot would play out. They figured out as they made the movie how to answer the dramatic question raised by the first Act: After stealing the horse, how does he liberate it?
Ah, those were the days.