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Wild Horse Hank (1979)

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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 »



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Cast overview:
Hank Bradford
Pace Bradford
Helen Hughes ...
Mrs. Webley
Lloyd Berry ...
Al Waxman ...
Jay Connors
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
James D. Morris ...
Sheriff Walter Mack
Barbara Gordon ...
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 <>

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20 March 1981 (East Germany)  »

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Hard Ride Hank  »

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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.

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