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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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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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My Friend Flicka  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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

"Flicka" is a Swedish word that means "girl". See more »

Goofs

The Never Summer Mountains, referenced in the very beginning of the film, are in Colorado, not Wyoming. See more »

Quotes

[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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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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The Things We Don't
Written by John Paul White, Greg Becker, Joshua Gracin (as Josh Gracin)
Performed by John Paul White
Courtesy of Famous Music Corporation and EMI Music
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Very Good
4 January 2007 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I just went and seen this Movie. I loved it, it's a beautiful story. The Location and Horses are BEAUTIFUL. Alison Lohman does a wonderful job as Katy. Her emotion at one point in the movie made me cry. Her love for Flicka is known from the moment she sees her in the Mountains. The mother played by Maria Bello and is the glue that holds th family together. If there is a problem or conflict she tries to work out the problem. Ryan Kwanten plays Howard the son. He is cute. And he is the one the father wants to take over the ranch when the time comes. Katy(Lohman)and Howard(Kwanten) aren't just sister and brother but best friends. Tim McGraw does a pretty good job. The way he shows the characters love for his family is awesome. I can't wait for it to come out in the stores.


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