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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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Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ...
Hank
Don Edwards ...
Smokey
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Lucy, Annie's Assistant
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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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1.85 : 1
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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

Although the opening scenes are set in winter, Pilgrim has a light summer coat which is impossible at that time of year. In reality the scenes were filmed in May. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofed in Family Guy: Turban Cowboy (2013) See more »

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Everybody's Somebody's Daydream
Written by Beth Hooker and Gregg Sutton
Performed by Beth Hooker
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Very well done!
20 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Redford and the entire cast is excellent. The music and scenery is excellent. Saw this movie for the first time three years ago. I rented it due to the "horse" plot and it ended up being a very important movie in my life. I was involved in some very personal problems with my family at the time. What was important to me was that even with the terrible situation Grace was in, there was a way to heal. The most important line in the movie was when Tom Booker makes the comment: "Knowing it is the easy part, saying it out loud is what's difficult" Oh how true this is. A lot of good thoughts in this one. It has my highest recommendation.


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