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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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Diane Booker
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Frank Booker
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Liz Hammond
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Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ...
Twin #1
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de los caballos  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,685,488 (USA) (17 May 1998)

Gross:

$75,383,563 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film directed by Robert Redford in which he appeared on screen. However, he previously served as the narrator of A River Runs Through It (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Tom goes the motel to see the horse, his hat changes styles between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk Falls in Love (2008) See more »

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A Soft Place to Fall
Written by Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
Performed by Allison Moorer
Courtesy of MCA Records
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25 November 2004 | by (Ma, USA) – 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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