Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the IRA, then rescued by an orphaned boy.
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One of several Irish-based movies which were filmed on the Isle of Man, using Irish actors, after new tax-breaks had been introduced. See more
Early in the film, when the helicopter has just scared everyone on the farm and Kevin is in the barn preparing to clean the horse, a crew member can be seen sitting in the corner. See more