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Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

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Storyline

Coming of age story set in the mountain vistas, A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a mustang and prove to her father she can run the ranch. But when tragedy happens, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope. Written by devine308

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The biggest dreams take the most courage.


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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,703,551 (USA) (20 October 2006)

Gross:

$20,998,709 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Trivia

Julianne Phillips was in the running for playing Nell McLaughlin, but eventually lost the part to Maria Bello. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the vehicles have the wrong county numbers on them. In Wyoming the number before the bucking horse indicates the county the car is registered in. For instances the horse trailer has County 3 plates on them. County 3 is in northern Wyoming, while they are based in southern Wyoming which would be either county 2 or county 5. See more »

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Katherine "Katie" McLoughlin: [narration] I live on top of the world... in the Never Summer Mountains of Wyoming, 8,000 feet closer to the sky. In my mountains when spring finally comes to save me from a perpetual winter, the world comes to life again and I remember what it is I'm here for. I'm the only daughter in a long line of ranchers and when we let our horses out for the first time every spring, I love to watch them rediscover the world. I can see in them an expression of my own restless spirit. Charged ...
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Crazy Credits

Because of the accidental death of two horses during filming, the usual disclaimer of "No animals were harmed in the making of this film" does not appear in the end credits. See more »

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Remake of My Friend Flicka (1943) See more »

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The Fireman
Written by Mack Vickery and Wayne Kemp
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Pretty crummy
17 March 2007 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was terrible. Katie (the main character) is a miserable, thoughtless, rude brat who doesn't care who she hurts in her quest to get her own way. I think this is supposed to pass for "free-spirited", but I just couldn't like her at all. It's no wonder they sent her off to boarding school and kept her less selfish brother around the ranch.

The directing is lacking. I found myself wondering why, for example, I was watching people line dance for a while, and why they went swimming at one point. It didn't go together smoothly and there are many parts that just don't seem to go into the movie very well. There are some creepy parts where one of the ranch hands appears to have a crush on Katie, but that's also there for no reason.

The acting is really pretty good and some of the scenes of the horses and the mountains are breathtaking.

The theme itself is one that most of us will love, but my advice: If you like stories about how the history of the west was written on or by horses, watch "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" -- it's infinitely better.


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