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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  15 May 1998 (USA)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

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Diane Booker
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Frank Booker
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Liz Hammond
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Joe Booker
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Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ...
Twin #1
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Twin #2
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Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ...
Hank
Don Edwards ...
Smokey
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Storyline

A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a 'horse whisperer', a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well. Written by Dan <fpdj@intergate.bc.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing accident scene | See all certifications »

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15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de los caballos  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$48,100,000 (Non-US) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

£5,448,177 (UK) (9 October 1998)
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Trivia

In the book, Pilgrim is dark bay, rather than chestnut, and a Morgan horse. Gulliver (Judith's horse) is the chestnut. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Booker is teaching Grace MacLean to drive his truck, they open the doors to get in, and a cattle prod is sitting on the rear window gun rack. In the next shot the cattle prod has disappeared. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Big Ball's in Cowtown
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Very well done!
20 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Redford and the entire cast is excellent. The music and scenery is excellent. Saw this movie for the first time three years ago. I rented it due to the "horse" plot and it ended up being a very important movie in my life. I was involved in some very personal problems with my family at the time. What was important to me was that even with the terrible situation Grace was in, there was a way to heal. The most important line in the movie was when Tom Booker makes the comment: "Knowing it is the easy part, saying it out loud is what's difficult" Oh how true this is. A lot of good thoughts in this one. It has my highest recommendation.


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