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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
Ty Hillman ...
Joe Booker
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Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ...
Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz ...
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Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ...
Hank
Don Edwards ...
Smokey
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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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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

Booker is in the corral alone trying to "hook on" with Pilgrim. Just before he squats to remove the lasso from Pilgrim if you look under the horses neck you can see the lower half of a man dressed exactly the same as Booker. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5. No. 1
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Typically brilliant Reford film.
19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As with every film directed by Robert Redford, "The Horse Whisperer" is beautifully acted, masterfully directed piece of cinematic poetry. Redford even manages to do what no other actor/director ever has or probably ever will - direct himself in a love story without becoming self-indulgent.

Along with the uniformly excellent cast, Redford's direction and Richard LaGravenese's script, special mention must be made of Robert Richardson's cinematography - some of the most breathtaking Hollywood has ever seen.

Redford is truly one of the giants of American cinema.


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