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
Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
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Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne were married to each other when the film was made. See more
Neither boy can read until Tito gets a few lessons, but still can't read well, however, when the horse takes them to their mother's grave Ossie, who has not learned to read, asks (at around 1h 18 mins) "Why is my birthday on that stone?" See more
[to his son
You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
In a Lifetime
Music and Lyrics by Ciarán Brennan
and Paul Brennan
Performed by Clannad
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Limited See more