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Virginia's Run (2002)

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A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.

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Virginia Lofton
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Caroline Lofton
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Jessie Eastwood
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Darrow Raines
Robert Miranda ...
Blake Raines (as Robert Guy Miranda)
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Huntington Crane
Jocelyn Cunningham ...
Lydia
Adrien Labrecque ...
Joel
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Andrew Thomson ...
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Wrangler Lee
Jessica Christie ...
Melissa
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Canadian lobster fisher Ford Lofton's wife Deborah dies from a fall riding neighbor Blake Raines's horse Twister. Ford's eldest daughter Caroline cares nothing for horses but dates Blake's hot-tempered son and jockey Darrow. Younger sister Virginia is obsessed with horses, especially Twister's foal Stormy. Seeing how Stormy's sale affects Virginia, Foird first arranges for her to become the new owners's stable-hand, later buys it himself. Caroline breaks up with Darrow, Virginia becomes his bitter race competitor. Written by KGF Vissers

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Two sisters. One remarkable adventure that will bring them together.

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Rated PG for reckless behavior and language | See all certifications »

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18 October 2002 (Canada)  »

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La chevauchée de Virginia  »

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When Virginia falls off her horse, you can clearly see the boots of someone riding Stormy back to her. See more »

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Hokey but enjoyable family film.
4 March 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

O.K. you can see the plot twists coming a mile way but the film ends up being a pleasant experience and a notch better than the usual 'girl and her horse movie' mainly because of the superior production. There is some beautiful Nova Scotia scenery and many shots of galloping horses to delight the horse lovers.

The acting is generally good although Gabriel Byrne's mind seems elsewhere and he tends to mumble his lines and that, with his Irish accent makes him difficult to understand sometimes. The two young girls playing his daughters however bear the brunt of the film and they are both excellent and pretty. There is sentiment in the movie but it never gets maudlin. The scene where the girls reminisce about their dead mother is genuinely moving.

The lengthy final endurance horse race is well done and the suspense is maintained until the end as the bad guys (more jerks than anything else)try their skullduggery to stop Virginia from race. The kids will love it when one of them gets his comeuppance in that old cliche - the horse trough.

There in nothing scary for the kids and when the film is over you are left with a nice warm feeling, which is the way this type of film should leave you.


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