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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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Liz Hammond
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Joe Booker
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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:

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

Gross:

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

'Horse whispering' is somewhat of a misnomer. Native Americans would sometimes tame a horse by jumping on its back and biting its ear to make it stop bucking (the pain would be worse if the rider's teeth were jerked by the horse's head). Some observers misunderstood what was happening and assumed the rider was whispering in the horse's ear to calm it. See more »

Goofs

Gulliver's protective bandaging changes from red to white (when he rears up). The bandages disappear when he breaks his ankle and slides down the bank but are present in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Excellent Movie!
10 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I could, I would give this movie a "100!" I highly recommend this movie for everyone to see.

It was moving; emotional; and truly humbling.

The actors and actresses were excellent, and portrayed their characters better that most movies I've seen.

Although I always like "good endings," this ending is great - depending upon the person who see's it! I felt this ending to this movie was "as it should have been," although I also wanted it to "go the other way." Guess I sound pretty mysterious, but I don't want to ruin the ending for anyone.

I give great credit to the writers; producers, and directors of this movie.


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