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Racing Stripes (2005)

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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Stripes (voice)
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A young zebra is accidentally abandoned by the circus, but is found by a man and his daughter. On their farm, they are joined by an eclectic group of animals who eventually conspire to help the zebra cheat in order to win the Kentucky Open horse race. Written by David L

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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$49,772,522 (USA) (12 May 2005)
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Trivia

The Shetland pony Tucker (Dustin Hoffman) had to be painted brown during filming, because his real coat turned grey. Everyone was so surprised, but the animal trainers did a little touch-up with brown dye. See more »

Goofs

When Sir Trenton first sees his son racing Stripes, his owner/carer has just started to undo his rug and does not appear to undo the front two straps. When he rears, the front two straps appear to be undone as the rug slips straight off his body. 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 Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

U Can't Touch This
Written by Rick James, Alonzo Miller and M.C. Hammer (as Kirk Burrell)
Performed by David Spade
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Excellent movie - if you remember it's fantasy
14 January 2005 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that touches all the right spots. It has Stripes striving for an unattainable goal, Channing striving for her own life, the loyalty and help of friends and the tragedy of a love lost. Just remember this isn't trying to be real life "gritty" drama. It's entertainment and my wife and I were satisfyingly entertained. If I had any complaints it would be with the inclusion of Snoop Dogg's character. It was a waste of screen time and I wish I could have gotten a better feel for the hate of the stallion Trenton. It's a formulaic movie but it follows the formula well with a new twist, likable and hate able characters.


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