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Flicka (2006)

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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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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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Friend Flicka  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Tim McGraw and Maria Bello are playing the parents of Ryan Kwanten and Alison Lohman, even though the two are but 9 and 12 years older than Kwanten and Lohman, respectively. See more »


During one of the first times Katy mounts Flicka to ride her around, Flicka isn't wearing a harness. Then there's suddenly a harness visible. See more »


[first lines]
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

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Wild Horses
Written by Andrew Frampton (as Andrew Marcus Frampton), Natasha Bedingfield and Wayne Wilkins
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Good Family Movie
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Katy (Lohman) a teenager finds a wild mustang and decides that is her horse and sets out to tame it. Her father (McGraw) doesn't want her to end up on a ranch and wants her to go to college.

Yes, it's corny, sappy and all that. But just like a great big, juicy, cheeseburger sometimes you just "gotta have one." This is good family entertainment and the kids will love it. Everything works, the dialogue, the scenery, the acting, the music and, of course, the horses.

What's not to like when you see a herd of horses running full out over the plains and there are many scenes like that in here as the ranch is a Quarter Horse Ranch. There is something majestic watching those horses run.

The setting is in Wyoming and we get to see some really great scenery and the camera could have lingered longer on this landscape and yet we did not see the Big Sky, something for which Wyoming is famous for as well as Montana. I was once in Wyoming and saw the Big Sky and there is nothing like it. You look at those nearby gigantic, almost touchable, clouds and you know there something special there. And, when you look, you don't have to look up too far. But, sadly, no Big Sky in here. Maybe Flicka 2?

However, as mentioned this is good family fun and I'm getting hungry. Maybe a cheeseburger…….

Violence:No, Sex: No, Nudity: No, Language:No

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