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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13  |   |  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)
Austin Schwarz ...
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Grandma Ellen Booker
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Don Edwards ...
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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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Drama | Romance | Western

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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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El señor de los caballos  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,685,488 (USA) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

£5,448,177 (UK) (9 October 1998)
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Robert Redford acquired the screen rights to Nick Evans' book before the novel was even published. See more »

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Although the opening scenes are set in winter, Pilgrim has a light summer coat which is impossible at that time of year. In reality the scenes were filmed in May. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Desperate Man Blues
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Performed by John Fahey
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Typically brilliant Reford film.
19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As with every film directed by Robert Redford, "The Horse Whisperer" is beautifully acted, masterfully directed piece of cinematic poetry. Redford even manages to do what no other actor/director ever has or probably ever will - direct himself in a love story without becoming self-indulgent.

Along with the uniformly excellent cast, Redford's direction and Richard LaGravenese's script, special mention must be made of Robert Richardson's cinematography - some of the most breathtaking Hollywood has ever seen.

Redford is truly one of the giants of American cinema.


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