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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

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As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

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Complete credited cast:
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Spirit (voice)
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The Colonel (voice)
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Little Creek (voice)
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Sgt. Adams (voice)
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Murphy / Railroad Foreman (voice)
John Rubano ...
Soldier (voice)
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Bill (voice)
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Joe (voice) (as Matthew Levin)
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Pete (voice)
Robert Cait ...
Jake (voice)
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Roy (voice)
Meredith Wells ...
Little Indian Girl (voice)
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Little Creek's Friend (voice)
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Little Creek's Friend (voice)
Donald Fullilove ...
Train Pull Foreman (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
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Storyline

The mustang stallion Spirit grows up to proudly succeed his father as leader of the Cimarron herd in the unspoiled Wild West. When 'civilization' reaches Dakota territory, naive curiosity gets him caught by cowboys and sold to the US Cavalry. Its method of training by breaking a horse fails utterly on him. Just when the colonel intends to shoot Spirit, the equally indomitable captured young Lakota brave, Little Creek, escapes on his back. He also tricks him to a coral with his beloved mare, but shows respect and wins some trust. As the railroad arrives, the Indian village is wrecked and Spirit gets captured for use as a draft-horse. When the stallion realizes this project threatens his whole world, he escapes and unleashes the fury of a force of nature, ultimately teaming up with Little Creek. Written by KGF Vissers

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stallion | escape | mare | cavalry | love | See All (93) »

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24 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$128,531 (Japan) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$128,531 (Japan) (18 April 2003)
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When Little Creek is letting Spirit go free from the horse pen, the scale of Little Creek to Spirit is completely off as he slaps the horses hind quarters. Little Creek actually towers over Spirit for a brief moment. See more »

Goofs

According to the progressing seasons throughout the movie, the two gray colts attacked by the cougar in the beginning of the movie do not age as they should have done. This is evident as Spirit and Rain return to the herd together, and are greeted by the same two gray colts who remain weanling's as opposed to yearlings. See more »

Quotes

The Colonel: There are those in Washington who believe the West will never be settled, the Northern Pacific Railroad will never breach Nebraska, a hostile Lakota will never submit to providence. And it is that kind of small-minded thinking that say this horse will never be tamed. Discipline, time, and patience are the three great levelers.
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Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 2 (2010) See more »

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I Will Always Return
Written by Bryan Adams, R.J. Lange & Hans Zimmer
Performed by Bryan Adams
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26 January 2003 | by (Newfoundland) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. The animation was well done and the romance was cute. I liked most of Bryan Adams' songs and the Hans Zimmer score was excellent. What a lot of people don't realize is how well it relates to the Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now themes (what happens when so-called "civilization" invades someone elses home, what does it mean to be "civilized" etc.). The opening scenery and music were very stirring. The film is a lament to an America that was once beautiful.


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