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Skilled in martial arts, Victor (17) must learn to harness his anger - and his gift - or risk expulsion and repercussions to his family. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Victor Tran
George Cheung ... Duc Tran
Lee Reyes ... Alex
Linda Tran ... Bernadette Tran
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Zielinski ... Father mario

Walker Haynes ... Cast (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Cleve Nettles 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Fuchs 
Christopher Sariego 

Produced by
Dawn Karen .... producer
Michael Mandaville .... line producer
Judy Zielinski .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Carl Bartels 
Film Editing by
John M. Taylor 
Production Design by
Nanci Roberts 
Set Decoration by
Tiffany Cowsill 
Costume Design by
Sara O'Donnell 
Makeup Department
Michelle Werner .... key hair stylist
Michelle Werner .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Mandaville .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Greenfield .... second assistant director
Louis Paul Tocchet .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brendon Cowsill .... set dresser
Tim Scheu .... lead man
Lee Thomson .... set dresser
James Lew .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John T. Martin .... key grip
Editorial Department
Leeza Watstein .... assistant editor
Other crew
Crystal Von Hagen .... assistant production coordinator
Walker Haynes .... background voices (uncredited)

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28 min


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A well-acted and well-edited little piece, 18 June 2002
Author: JLarson2006 from Steubenville, Ohio

Considering the difficulty of getting a teen audience, keeping it, and having a moral and religious message, The Secret of the Horse manages quite well in the midst of a dizzying fray of movies seeking the attention of teens.

It's designed more to be shown by adults to teens, which makes the possibility of entertaining a teen audience even harder--a film that might be rejected by WHO is showing it because it does not directly enter into the teen scene, attempting to lure them to see it on its own terms.

The story of a Vietnamese teenage boy who goes to a new high school and experiences some fairly realistic taunting, but has the ability to lay low those who taunt him, but must not do this because it would affect his sister's future studies as a violinist, gives some food for thought, and although the script doesn't quite make sense (why should the father lose his job if his son gets in trouble?), the fast-action probably keeps most teens from thinking the scenario through, and allows the main-points to still stand. The moral decisions do, in fact, stand alone, and the build to climax is quite well done.

Overall, very good considering the difficulties in getting and maintaining the audience it is designed for.

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