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Nico the Unicorn (1998)

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As an 11-year-old boy struggles to cope with a disability, he finds a pony who gives birth to a unicorn which he takes care of.



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Credited cast:
Julie Hastings
Augusto ...
Pierre Chagnon ...
Ben Willett
Carolyn Price
Deputy Pete
Charles S. Doucet ...
Pony Buyer
Mickey Fry ...
Bill Haughland ...
National Newscaster
Don McGowan ...
Local Newscaster (as Don Megowan)
Johnny Morina ...
Neige ...
The Pony (Nico's Mother)
Martin Neufeld ...
Joanna Noyes ...
Tom Gentry


Based on the popular novel for young adults by Frank Sacks, this heart-warming drama concerns Billy Hastings, an 11-year-old boy whose life is shattered after his leg is permanently damaged by a drunk driver. Billy and his mother Julie move to a new town in hopes of escaping the bad memories of the accident. Not long after they arrive, they visit a threadbare circus, where they discover a neglected horse. Feeling sorry for the animal, they arrange to take it home, only to discover that the horse is pregnant. That's the least of their surprises, though; the horse shortly gives birth to a unicorn, which appears to have magical powers. Written by Mark Deming

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14 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Ben Willett: The mountain lion and the unicorn are natural enemies. This explains it!
Julie Hastings: Or it would if we had a unicorn.
Ben Willett: Nico's a unicorn mom.
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Great movie!
27 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this Canadian movie by chance on cable TV. I'd never heard of it, or of Kevin Zegers, but have since became a huge fan of both. It's a simple story of a young boy (Billy Hastings) who moves to a country property with his mother, and acquires a pony, who turns out to have magical abilities. Features fine performances by Kevin Zegers, Ann Archer (as Billy's mother), and Elisha Cuthbert (as Billy's classmate Carolyn). The screenplay is by Frank Sacks, who based it on his children's book of the same name. I was so happy when I found this movie on DVD, and would recommend it to anyone who loves kids/family movies, and of course to any fan of Kevin Zegers.

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