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Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)

 -  Drama | Family  -  August 1986 (USA)
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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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The worst horse movie ever
7 March 2002 | by (Philly, PA) – See all my reviews

And I've seen some bad ones. Aside from the dialog being hokey, the plot being full of holes, the acting was stiff and unreal... I don't even know where to start. I was particularly amused at the fact that the main 'stallion' was portrayed by at least 4 different horses that were not even the same color (watchers can thrill to the feeling of the magical color changing horse!) Yes, the base color was always white, but did they really think we were dumb enough to mistake a 17+ hand warmblood dark dapple grey, a cremello pony (who I believe was a mare) a fleabitten grey horse, and a cream horse as all the same animal??? And the cut scenes were horrible. Were they supposed to show tension? action? I was confused as they showed several different horses and riders, all supposedly the same horse! The riders were wearing different color clothes! The main girl couldn't ride, her 'trainer' couldn't ride, and I'm almost ashamed of Mickey Rooney for being in this stinker! He must have needed the money badly. Avoid this one. If you want to see an uplifting horse movie, go rent Sylvester.

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