Flicka (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  20 October 2006 (USA)
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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 27 years of age, Alison Lohman was eleven years older than the character she plays in the film. 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

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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Catch The Wind
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
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Flicka is a faithful update of "My Friend Flicka"
20 October 2006 | by (Woodstock, GA) – See all my reviews

So many times when writers "update" a movie, they destroy it by changing the heartwarming plot into something colder and more distant. Flicka remains true to the book, even if they made Flicka's owner a girt instead of a boy. Allison Lohman, really deserves credit as the teenage girl with spirit who find Flicka, a similarly spirited mustang. Her mother is Maria Bello (Doctor on ER, owner of Coyote Ugly) and her father is a beardless Tim McGraw (that took a while to get use to). Tim does a surprisingly good job as "Dad," and although its not perfect, he doesn't detract from the movie.

Expect lots of tears - bring lots of tissue.

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