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

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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 ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

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

Natalie Portman withdrew from the starring role in this movie to appear in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway instead. See more »

Goofs

When Grace first wakes up in the hospital there is a close-up of her face and a cloth or bandage can be seen on her forehead. On the revealing shot, there is nothing there and Annie is seen grabbing a cool cloth and placing it on Grace's forehead. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Middle: The Interview (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cowboy Love Song
Written by Gail Gardner, Don Edwards and Paul Stone
Performed by Don Edwards
Courtesy of Western Jubilee Recording Company
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good movie, book is even better
8 March 2001 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

I read the book before seeing the movie and was thus, not expecting it to be as good ( I thought the book was extremely well-written) HOwever, I did enjoy the movie. Redford is a terrifc actor and director and I thought the cinematography was great. I found it interesting that the end in the movie does not parallel the book, but I guess they wanted a Hollywood ending. Anyway, good overall movie, and as another viewer eloquently stated, this movie is a refreshing break from all the special effects one sees in many other films.


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