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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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Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
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Twin #1
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Grandma Ellen Booker
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Hank
Don Edwards ...
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Lucy, Annie's Assistant
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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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horse | grace | montana | ranch | teenage girl | See more »

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

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15 May 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Was filmed in the same area as another Robert Redford film, A River Runs Through It (1992), up the Boulder Valley, south of a small Montana town called Big Timber. See more »

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When the girls go riding, at the start of the film, it is cold enough to snow yet their breath is not visible. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Some of the most beautiful cinematography you will find
12 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is one of Robert Redford's best - the quiet rancher - meets the pushy high powered NYC editor who is determined to help her daughter after a traumatic riding accident.

As others have mentioned the experience not only changes the horse but most of the "supporting" characters.

The cinematography was powerful - while I am not a student of the discipline I could see that the angles chosen for the subject, the landscape scenes of the beautiful Montana ranges and sunsets - one could watch and understand the movie without the dialog.

I believe Ansel Adams - if he were alive - would love some of these scenes.

I vote this as a "must see" for everyone. It not only has a powerful plot but beautiful cinematography...


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