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The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western, Drama  |  21 December 1979 (USA)
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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are ... See full summary »

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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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The name of Sonny Steele's horse in the film is "Rising Star". The star steed was played by a five year old bay thoroughbred called "Let's Merge" after a six month equine talent scout. Robert Redford bought the horse after production was complete and owned him for 18 years before the horse passed away. See more »

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The video footage shown on television of Sonny Steele's speech about the horse doesn't match what Alice would have actually shot. The camera movement, lighting and direction of where Steele was facing while talking is completely different. See more »

Quotes

Hallie Martin: Okay, I respect your position. I don't understand it, but I respect it. A lot of famous people hated publicity: Albert Schweitzer. Franco... Albert Schweitzer.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Moon Over Isla Island (2009) See more »

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
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Composed by Sharon Vaughn
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subtle, deep, perfect
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If you want to know why Robert Redford and/or Jane Fonda are considered by some to be great actors, rent this film. The story is not terribly complex, but the characters are. The life breathed into the Sonny and Alice by the stars of this film must be seen to be appreciated. Subtle, deep, perfect.


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