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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Western | 15 May 1998 (USA)
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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(novel) (as Nicholas Evans), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Diane Booker
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Frank Booker
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Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman ...
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Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ...
Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz ...
Twin #2
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Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ...
Hank
Don Edwards ...
Smokey
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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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Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de los caballos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,685,488, 17 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,383,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,883,563
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Listed in the closing credits as 'equine technical advisor' is a man named Buck Brannaman. He's the subject of a 2011 documentary titled Buck (2011) which relates his own troubled past and how he became a 'horse whisperer'. In the Redford movie, there's a picture of Buck and his brother Smokie Brannaman in the montage of old family photos during a scene at the Booker home. It's the one with two young boys with Santa Claus; Buck is the boy on the left. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Crotchwalkers (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

A Soft Place to Fall
Written by Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
Performed by Allison Moorer
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Excellent
25 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

More so than "Horse Whisperer", the movie deals with life altering changes for the four characters (the mother, the father, the daughter, the horse whisperer) and the horse of course. Even the affair is positive. It helps Tom Booker get over his wife when he puts that record back in it's sleeve, and it helps Annie get off her so called "high horse attitude." It's a movie of changes for the better all around. Enjoyable, real, well done.The scenes interacting with the horse are wonderful. Sitting in that field waiting for the horse to feel comfortable enough to deal with Mr. Booker was an enormous hurdle. The best scene is after two and a half hours when Tom brings the horse down to Grace's level, so that they both rise together. That scene,is to joyfully cry for, and laugh yes.


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