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Hidalgo (2004)

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In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Bin Al Reeh
Harsh Nayyar ...
Victor Talmadge ...
Rau Rasmussen
The Kurd
Franky Mwangi ...
Slave Boy
Chief Eagle Horn (as Floyd Red Crow Westerman)


The real "Hidalgo" was my grandfather's horse and he was Native American and I have been trying to do a geneology despite my great ancestors(Native American "great grandparents) getting killed there was a name change, for my Native American Grandfather had been wondering around the mountains of southwest and was taken in by a Mexican family and gave my Grandfather, their sir-name. Written by Patricia Swanson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

horse | race | cowboy | sheik | arab | See All (263) »


Unbridled. Unbroken. Unbeaten. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and some mild innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tűz óceánja  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,829,435 (USA) (5 March 2004)


$67,286,731 (USA) (16 July 2004)

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The start of the race was one of the most difficult scenes to film. Many of the horses started fighting each other. See more »


When Frank is handcuffed in the tent and about to be castrated, the "torture aid" opens his case and removes a serrated blade. In the next shot, it is back in the case. See more »


[first lines]
Frank T. Hopkins: [to Hidalgo] C'mon little brother. Checkout time. Yeah.
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Wyoming Days
Written by Karl King (uncredited)
Performed by The Americus Brass Band
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A dispatch rider lives in two worlds! He is 1/2 Indian 1/2 white. He needs to reconcile those two worlds in himself to succeed in a race for his life and a big purse!
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to state that this movie is very enjoyable, no matter how many times I watch it. I am impressed in how the filmmaker portrayed the very sensitive topic of the Wounded Knee Massacre! It was handled tactfully and with sincere empathy! Additionally this film shows an American traveling overseas! He learns of new customs and great differences in cultures. No matter what situation he finds himself in, he is courteous, polite and he accepts that these are the customs of these people! He doesn't try to change the people or push his ways on them, he knows he is a guest in this country and as that, he is downright charming! It is refreshing to see people carry themselves well and with honor, rather than being the "wild Americans" foreign countries have come to expect us to be! Well done Viggo, Joe Johnston and John Fusco!

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