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Nico the Unicorn (1998)

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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Billy Hastings
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The Pony (Nico's Mother)
Pierre Chagnon ...
Ben Willett
Martin Neufeld ...
Dobbs
Michel Perron ...
Joe
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Bruce
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Mark
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Carolyn Price
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Tom Gentry
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Julie Hastings
Augusto ...
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Susie
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Mickey Fry ...
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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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Film was originally set to be distributed by Cinetel Films but the distribution rights were later sold to Moonstone Entertainment. See more »

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The shout from Billy isn't timed properly with his lip movement seconds later as Nico runs toward the edge of the cliff and proceeds to jump over to the other side. See more »

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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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A pony gives birth to a Unicorn
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie teaches us a little bit about love, life, AND EACH OTHER. The kid in the movie is supposed to be crippled, except he can walk and run fine. He has a cheesy limp which is barely noticeable, but for some reason all the kids at school pick on him. The best is when he hits a home run while playing baseball and trips on second base because of his gimp leg. Idiot.

The best part of this movie is the fact that a PONY gives birth to a full-size UNICORN. Like, the only thing more imaginary than a Unicorn is a pony giving birth to anything, because it is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE. It would be like a 3 year old girl giving birth to a Centuar.

The cool thing about this movie was the magical things I learned about Unicorns. I thought unicorns were just rad to look at - I didn't know they had useless powers! These powers include: (1) Flowers grow wherever unicorns walk (2) Their horn grows 4 inches every day at some random point, usually marked by a wind chime noise and glittery graphics (3) Thats it


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