Hidalgo (2004) Poster



Viggo Mortensen purchased the horse who played the title character (T.J.) after this film was completed.
If you select the Spanish audio track on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc, you will hear Viggo Mortensen dubbing his own character's voice. He is fluent in the language.
In the beginning of the film, after the massacre of Wounded Knee, we see chief Big Foot lying dead in what seems to be an unnatural pose, left arm raised from the ground. This is an accurate depiction of the Miniconjou chief's actual death pose which was photographed.
The final horse scene was filmed in Browning, Montana. 550 different horses were used in that scene. The horses all came from different owners, so to tell them apart, their hooves were branded.
When distributed in Egypt, the Arabic translation of "fifth wife" is "fourth wife" since in Islam you are not permitted to have more than four wives. See also the goofs.
Five American Paint Horse Association registered Paint Horses played the role of Hidalgo.
The horse who plays Al-Hattal is a black Arabian show champion named TC Bey Cedar. He is owned by Black Silver Arabians stables, located in Burson, California.
In movie theaters was released as a Disney movie but was changed to Touchstone Pictures for the VHS/DVD release.
First theatrical trailer was released with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), to capitalize on the fact that both films starred Viggo Mortensen.
Halfway through the film's original theatrical trailer, "Going The Distance", a Bill Conti composition from Rocky (1976) is used. It appears to be a new orchestration.
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