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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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Cast

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 more »

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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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Trivia

Tom Hanks and Robert Redford were considered for the narration. See more »

Goofs

When Spirit first enters the fort, there is a group of soldiers riding their horses in unison. Spirit neighs at them, and one brown horse stops moving and neighs back. The next line of horses behind the brown horse are still walking, but don't move forward. See more »

Quotes

Spirit: Sometimes a horse has got to do what a horse has got to do.
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Referenced in Home on the Range (2004) See more »

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Don't Let Go
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Full of Heart, a great story.
22 December 2002 | by (Bay Area, California, USA) – See all my reviews

If only ALL animation was this great. This film is classic because it is strong is two simple aspects: Story and Character. The characters in this film are beautifully personified. I felt for all of the characters, and human-animal relationship in the movie works perfectly. The beautiful animation and 3-D computer animation hasn't worked better in any other film. This is a great movie for kids, and for adults who want a classic hero's journey. 8 of 10.


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