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Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)

PG | | Drama, Family | August 1986 (USA)
Rich gambler Barney Ingram's white prize stallion Cloverdale III is abducted by creditor Emmett Fallon, but he hits a school-bus and the horse ran off. Schoolkids Lucas Mitchell and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barney Ingram
Madame Rene
Isabel García Lorca ...
Stephanie Ward
Billy Wesley ...
Lucas Mitchell
Martin Charles Warner ...
Emmett Fallon
Marie Ward Leeman
Read Morgan ...
Harvey Leeman
Stanley Siegel ...
Jim Piper
Debra Berger ...
Lili Castle
Murray Langston ...
Richard Lundin ...
Max (as Rick Lundin)
Justin Lundin ...
Charles Pitt ...
Sheila Colligan ...


Rich gambler Barney Ingram's white prize stallion Cloverdale III is abducted by creditor Emmett Fallon, but he hits a school-bus and the horse ran off. Schoolkids Lucas Mitchell and Stephanie Ward believe "Emmett's" horse, find it and make a deal. It gets stabled with rich Madame Rene, renamed Lightning, but will be trained by the girl who dreams of a riding career. Barney's gambling debts meanwhile catch up, so he can't enjoy his much younger, ignorant lady-friend. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family


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Well, at least the horse looked good.
5 April 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Lame is not a word someone wants to hear when talking about horses, but this horse film is very lame. Being a fan of both Mickey Rooney and horse pictures I thought this might have been a half way decent film capitalizing on the extremely well done Black Stallion films and TV series in which Mickey Rooney starred. Nope. Even by rip-off standards does this film come close to be much more than a waste of time. I've seen at least fifty a-girl-and-her-horse (and boy-and-his-horse) pictures ranging from old MGM B-pictures to numerous Disney outings and I've enjoyed them all. Canadian and Australian efforts usually are quiet good with this genre. The stallion and Mickey Rooney are great but the plot and dialogue is so terrible the film is better watched with the sound turn down. Murray Langston, the former "Unknown Comic" shows up as a school bus driver and actually gives one of the better performances. That should tell you something.

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