A gigantic white stallion appears mysteriously to a Traveller grandfather and his two grandsons in an Irish slum. Since, puzzlingly, the younger of the two boys is the only individual who can control the horse, ownership falls to him and his older brother by default. There being no place for the animal, they move him into the apartment of their alcoholic Traveller father. Police remove him and, in a shady deal, he ends up under control of a wealthy, underhanded horse breeder. The boys manage to retrieve him and escape on his back, but the stallion seems to have his own travelling agenda. Written by
Ein magisches Abenteuer beginnt ... (A magical Adventure begins ...)
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Did You Know?
Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne were married to each other when the film was made. See more
In several shots of Tito and Ossie riding bareback while the horse is galloping, Ossie is represented by a very floppy dummy that's obviously tied and pinned to the stunt rider playing Tito (01:13:44 to 01:14:51). See more
[to his son
You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
Remade as Into the West
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