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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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Diane Booker
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Frank 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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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

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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) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

$75,370,763 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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After A River Runs Through It (1992), this is the second film directed by Robert Redford that was set in Montana and where one of the main characters has the surname MacLean. However, this is purely coincidental, as the characters are derived from novels that were written by two different authors almost 20 years apart. See more »

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

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Referenced in Z Nation: The Murphy (2015) See more »

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Desperate Man Blues
Written by John Fahey
Performed by John Fahey
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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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