Down 31,376 this week

Wild Horse Hank (1979)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 86 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A teenage girl (Hank) tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dogmeat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will... See full summary »



, (novel)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 297 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
a list of 159 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 41 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
a list of 3570 titles
created 14 May 2013
a list of 310 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Wild Horse Hank" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Wild Horse Hank (1979)

Wild Horse Hank (1979) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wild Horse Hank.
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval.

Director: Ross Dimsey
Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Mark Holden, Peter Cummins
Adventure | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young girl befriends a wild black stallion.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Biana Tamimi, Richard Romanus, Patrick Elyas
Flicka (2006)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello
Black Beauty (1994)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson
Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time


Cast overview:
Hank Bradford
Pace Bradford
Helen Hughes ...
Mrs. Webley
Lloyd Berry ...
Al Waxman ...
Jay Connors
James D. Morris ...
Sheriff Walter Mack
Marlene Conners
Gordie Tapp ...
Hardee T. Lineham ...
Phoenix Lover (as Hardee Lineham)


A teenage girl (Hank) tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dogmeat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will be safe lies one hundred and fifty miles away, over badlands and a mountain range. Based on the novel "The Wild Horse Killers". Written by David Carroll <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

20 March 1981 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Ride Hank  »

Box Office


CAD 2,800,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Running Wild
Sung by Dwayne Ford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wild Horse Hank/Wild Horse Annie
26 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wild Horse Hank is a film for the archives,it has one of best satires of its time.Hank being very much like Wild Horse Annie,the wild horse advocate of the 1950's.Annie's passion for saving the wild horses, a threatened species was put into law by congress,it is known as (The Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971) The irony today of wild horse hanks satire is,wild horses are in fact a threatened species in 2007. The Bureau of Land Management is still exploiting these horses with round ups and constant harassment.When this film was released in 1978 there were more than 150,000 wild horses roaming free in much of the west and southwest regions of the United States. Now there are less than 23,000 left.Out of the 23,000 wild horses left in the United States.The BLM is planning to remove 12,000 more over the next 5 years.The reason given by the BLM, is they want a total of 11,000 wild horses to remain because they feel that it is a sufficient number to maintained for herd viability.The worst part of this scenario is that the "Wild Horse Hank's" satire has come true. The U.S. Government that runs the Bureau of Land Management, has sold many of Americas horses to slaughter for over seas market for human consumption. Your Horses! My Horses! OUR HORSES fate has been put in the hands of one man who runs the program.Free horse meat,with an all profit market. The rest of the horses are still in captivity in overcrowded corrals awaiting to be adopted or killed. The Film Wild Horse Hank should be re-released for the purpose of remembering this ICON. For soon there will be no wild horses to see but the ones in our hearts,minds and memories. Just like the ones in Wild Horse Hank.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wild Horse Hank TaziBabe30
It's Officialy on DVD Now! plasmaticswow
Discuss Wild Horse Hank (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: