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Running Free (1999)

The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.

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Cast overview:
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Maria Geelbooi ...
Nyka
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Boss Man
Graham Clarke ...
Mine Supervisor
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Officer
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Groom
Dan Robbertse ...
Colonel (as Daniel J. Robbertse)
Nicholas Trueb ...
Hans, Boss' Son
Robin Smith ...
Blacksmith
Iluce Kgao ...
Nyka's Friend
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Narrator (voice)
Fat Albert ...
Caesar (the horse)
Kateefa ...
Grey Mare / Lucky's Dam
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Storyline

In 1914, a German supply ship is en route to Africa with a cargo of work horses when one of the mares gives birth to a foal. The colt is soon separated from his mother when the ship docks in a mining community, and he has a hard time getting along, but an orphaned boy who works at a stable takes a liking to the little horse and looks after him. When war breaks out, the stable is abandoned and the pony escapes into a nearby desert, where an Oryx antelope and a native girl become his companions and teach him how to survive on his own. Written by Mark Deming

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Release Date:

2 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Hoofbeats  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,451 (USA) (2 June 2000)

Gross:

$101,431 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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All right, but nothing special

This is a lot like "Black Beauty", with the exception that it is narrated (by Lucas Haas) from the horse's perspective . It is entertaining, however there is nothing special / or that has not been seen before. Worth watching, but don't expect to be overcome with emotion, as it is also very predictable.


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