Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay....
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When her father is put into jail, the spoiled teenager Dani loses everything. Forced to live with her uncle Sam on a farm without horses to ride and to train a sad Dani takes care of a young mule and learns what really counts.
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay. Ken's mother, Nell, manages to persuade his father Rob to let him choose a colt from the herd for himself. He instead chooses a sorrel chestnut filly, who becomes injured soon after. Can Ken nurse the filly back to full health? Written by
An extreeeeeeeeeemely dull drama with a wee Roddy McDowall training a wild horse, the Flicka of the title. McDowall, always an engaging presence, is the only reason to watch this interminable lump. Coated in blaring, overbearing music and weighed down by schmaltzy dialogue, this is one of those seemingly endless films that bored me to the point of a gnawing headache.
The naffly-titled sequel, 'Thunderhead, Son of Flicka', in which McDowall trains the next generation of nag, is marginally better than the original but the pace remains unreasonably slow and the score continues to pummel the viewer into submission. There are one or two scenes that don't induce a coma, though.
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