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Touching Wild Horses -- After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a young man is sent to live with his reclusive aunt (Jane Seymour) on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.


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After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a boy is sent to live with his reclusive aunt on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Touching Wild Horses – DVD Review
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beautiful, heartwarming film See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mark Rendall ... Mark Benton

Jane Seymour ... Fiona Kelsey

Charles Martin Smith ... Charles Thurston

Gloria Slade

James McGowan ... John Benton

Danielle Bouffard ... Megan Benton

Andrew Tarbet ... Adult Mark

Vickie Papavs

Jef Mallory
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Hickman ... Adult Mark (voice)

Directed by
Eleanor Lindo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murray McRae 

Produced by
Paco Alvarez .... producer
Martin J. Barab .... executive producer
Alain Bordiec .... executive producer
Georges Campana .... executive producer
Lewis Chesler .... executive producer
Chris Chrisafis .... co-producer
Frank Hübner .... producer
Peter Paulich .... executive producer
David Perlmutter .... executive producer (as David M. Perlmutter)
Robert Vaughn .... executive producer
J. David Williams .... executive producer
Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung 
Cinematography by
Steve Danyluk 
Film Editing by
George Roulston 
Casting by
Crystal Kramer  (as Crystal Olsen)
Production Design by
Thomas Carnegie 
Set Decoration by
Christina Kuhnigk 
Makeup Department
Traci Loader .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Vanessa Brustolin .... production manager
Michael Frenschkowski .... executive in charge of production: Europe
Reinhild Gräber .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Rudolf Kurz .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Marvin Lawrence .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan McKenna .... second assistant director
Robert Vaughn .... second unit director
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
Simon Corton .... on-set dresser
Kate Grant .... property master
David Joseph .... lead man
Sound Department
Stuart Bagshaw .... assistant dubbing mixer
Robert Fletcher .... production sound mixer (as Rob Fletcher)
Robert Hunter .... adr recordist
Keith Tunney .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor: fog effects
Tom Farr .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Acker .... key grip
Todd Hamacher .... grip
Serge Hughes .... second assistant camera
Alex Jordan .... best boy lighting
Maarten Kroonenburg .... focus puller
Michael Spicer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Spicer .... cinematographer: second unit
Jonathan Williams .... gaffer
Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita K. Schapansky .... key wardrobe
Music Department
Darren Campan .... score preparation
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Christina Buchli .... legal services
Jim Desroches .... assistant to producer
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Mathew T. Lewandowski .... production assistant
Garry Maher .... assistant: Mr. Chesler
Keith Park .... location manager
Angela Dawn Parker .... production assistant
Michelle Ramez .... first assistant accountant
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
David Steinberg .... legal

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Also Known As:
"Animal Tales: Touching Wild Horses" - International (English title) (promotional title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements, some scary images and brief mild language
91 min
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Did You Know?

Jane Seymour actually turned the script down several times before accepting the role.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
beautiful, heartwarming film, 26 November 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

A sad boy comes to live with his isolated, distant aunt in "Touching Wild Horses," a truly wonderful film starring Jane Seymour and Mark Rendall. On the island there are wild horses, which are not to be touched - and an aunt, it seems, who isn't to be touched either. Aunt and nephew learn to coexist, and ultimately to love one another and share their tragedies.

When the boy makes a mistake with a colt, the two must work together to make it right and teach the colt to live among the other horses, independent of humans. Conversely, the Seymour character has become independent of humans as well. In the end, all God's creatures need to learn their lessons and find out where their true strength really is.

Jane Seymour is wonderful as the tough, icy aunt. Normally a glamorous beauty, Seymour lets herself be seen as an older woman, her face weathered by nature. Mark Rendall is captivating as the boy who lost all but his mother in a car accident for which he blames himself, while his mother remains in a coma.

This is a wholly satisfying film in every way, not only the story and acting, but it has beautiful scenery and magnificent horses. Highly recommended.

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