6.6/10
34,453
269 user 96 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel) (as Nicholas Evans), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Diane Booker
...
...
Frank Booker
...
Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman ...
...
Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ...
Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz ...
Twin #2
...
Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ...
Hank
Don Edwards ...
Smokey
...
Lucy, Annie's Assistant
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de los caballos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$75,383,563 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emma Thompson was originally tipped for the female lead. See more »

Goofs

There is inconsistency with the mud covering Pilgrim throughout the movie. Even though he has been almost submerged in water on the ranch at least twice, the mud covering him is present, then it disappears, and is back again, as if the horse never was exposed to any water at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
Written by Liz Phair
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some of the most beautiful cinematography you will find
12 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is one of Robert Redford's best - the quiet rancher - meets the pushy high powered NYC editor who is determined to help her daughter after a traumatic riding accident.

As others have mentioned the experience not only changes the horse but most of the "supporting" characters.

The cinematography was powerful - while I am not a student of the discipline I could see that the angles chosen for the subject, the landscape scenes of the beautiful Montana ranges and sunsets - one could watch and understand the movie without the dialog.

I believe Ansel Adams - if he were alive - would love some of these scenes.

I vote this as a "must see" for everyone. It not only has a powerful plot but beautiful cinematography...


35 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page