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The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurr (as Allen Goorwitz)
Abu Ben Ishak (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Alec's Mother
Doghmi Larbi ...
Tiny Man
Angelo Infanti ...
Raj's Father
Luigi Mezzanotte ...
Foreign Legion Officer
Customs Officer (as Robert A. Behling)
Joe Murphy ...
Chris Larrance ...
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Berber on Dock


The Black is stolen from Alec by his former Arabian owners. Alec sets off on an adventure to Arabia to reclaim his beloved horse. Based on the books by Walter Farley. Written by Lisa

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Der schwarze Hengst kehrt zurück  »

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The three main Arab characters were played by white actors. Ferdinand Mayne and Allen Garfield were Jewish, while Vincent Spano is an Italian-American. See more »


In the scene when Alec finally finds the Black in the desert valley with the other horses and whistles for him, there is a modern woman in a sleeveless flowered top with frizzy blonde hair sitting on a rock behind him in a few shots. See more »


Followed by The Young Black Stallion (2003) See more »

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Great family film involving Arabs - to counter the usual racist trash
6 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

A great family film, about a boy from the U.S.A. and a horse from Arabia. The boy meets and befriends Arabs and Muslims and rides the horse in a grueling Arab marathon horse race.

What is most important about this film is that it is that rare gem: a Hollywood film that shows Arabs and Muslims realistically: as human beings, instead of depicting them as terrorists or fanatics, which is what Hollywood usually does (see the documentary "Reel Bad Arabs" for more about that topic). After all, the reality is that most Muslims are not terrorists or fanatics.

This film helps people to appreciate ethnic diversity, instead of hating what is different... therefore, unlike many media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims, the film helps to increase peace and harmony in the world.

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