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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

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


Experience the incredible true story of a man who left behind the world he knew, and found the courage to do the impossible 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Twenty-five different animal species appear in the movie. See more »


When Hopkins boards the City of Paris, men are climbing rigging in the background. The rigging does not go to the top of the tower that supports it. Essentially, they are climbing to nowhere. See more »


[first lines]
Frank T. Hopkins: [to Hidalgo] C'mon little brother. Checkout time. Yeah.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #28.71 (2011) See more »


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THE LORD OF THE REINS: a big screen must-see
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the last comment posted: this movie is far more than what Touchstone promoted it as and more layered than what even the good reviews give it credit for. Themes of prejudice, equality, sexism, and human perseverance quietly lay a foundation for the rousing action and adventure that is being advertised.

Man and horse in a survival conflict with nature is what hits one on a visceral level, and Viggo Mortensen and his remarkable mount draw you in. King Aragorn is now the Lord of the Reins.

Looking forward to the DVD and hoping for good extra features, but this one has to be seen on the big screen to experience.

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