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Running Free (1999)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  2 June 2000 (USA)
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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
Morne Visser ...
Groom
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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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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$101,431 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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A horse and his boy...
15 July 2001 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

A rather nice boy and his horse picture. Or is it a horse and his boy? There are some great animal shots. (It must have been hell getting the horses to "act.") The film is shot in Namibia, the setting for the story, and there are some superb scenes. My only problem with the film was the rather absurd off camera narration by the horse. And even if they had to use this tired device, they could have chosen a better voice than the wimpy one they did. But all in all, it made for a pleasant enough evening and I imagine for a horse lover (which I am not) it would be sublime.


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