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?
Several horses were used for the white horse during filming. Mostly they were specially trained stunt/trick horses, but for a few shots a purebred Irish Connemara Pony was also used. See more
When the grandfather is arriving at the Towers in his caravan, another man standing in the caravan is clearly visible (at around 59 mins), even though the grandfather's only companions were his dog, his black horse and Tir Na nOg. See more
[to his son
You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
Into the West
Music and Lyrics by Larry Kirwan
Performed by Black 47 See more