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Racing Stripes (2005)

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An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

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Storyline

In the middle of a raging thunderstorm, a traveling circus accidentally leaves behind some very precious cargo--a baby zebra. The gangly little foal is rescued by horse farmer Nolan Walsh, who takes him home to his young daughter Channing. Once a champion thoroughbred trainer, Walsh has given up horse training for a quiet life with Channing on their modest Kentucky farm. The little zebra, or "Stripes," as Channing calls him, is soon introduced to the farm's misfit troupe of barnyard residents, led by a cranky Shetland Pony named Tucker and Franny, a wise old goat who keeps the family in line. The group is joined by Goose, a deranged big-city pelican who's hiding out in the sticks until the heat dies down in Jersey. The un-aptly named bloodhound Lightening keeps a lazy eye on goings-on at the farm - in between naps. The Walsh farm borders the Turfway Racetrack, where highly skilled thoroughbreds compete for horse racing's top honor, the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Crown. From the first ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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horse | farm | zebra | racehorse | kentucky | See All (31) »

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He's the wrong sort of horse with the right sort of friends. See more »


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Rated PG for mild crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zig Zag, l'étalon zébré  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,109,002 (Australia) (7 January 2005)

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$49,186,871 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Trivia

Frankie Muniz and Hayden Panettiere also worked together on Muniz's hit show, Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006). See more »

Goofs

Every so often through out the movie, Stripe's head is very hairy and you can see the black dye or paint on his face. It isn't as dark as his normal color. The next clip, his hair is very short and dark black, with his normal wide stripes again. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: I see buckets of dead relatives! Extra crispy! Extra crispy!
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Crazy Credits

The Alcon logo stretches into a stripe which becomes stripes on a zebra which becomes branches of a tree in the first scene and the movie begins. See more »

Connections

References Chicken Run (2000) See more »

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Taking The Inside Rail
Written by Sting and Mark Isham
Produced by Mark Isham
Performed by Sting
Sting appears Courtesy of A&M Records
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Excellent!
17 January 2005 | by (Texas A&M, Texas) – See all my reviews

Don't be swayed by the negative reviews...I don't know what it takes for some folks to enjoy a movie! I took my 8 year old to see this and we both spent most of the movie in laughter. There is something for EVERYONE in this film! On top of a great story and an enjoyable script, there are many, many lessons for children to learn within this film. It was so good to hear children splitting their sides in laughter during the movie. And, in places, adult laughter drowned out the kids! This movie has humor on all levels. It will definitely be added to our DVD collection upon release. This is Rudy and The Little Engine That Could all rolled into one. Don't miss this or you'll be sorry!


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