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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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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

Filming was interrupted on 25 April 2005, when a thoroughbred, halter-broke horse used in the film died in a freak accident on the set at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Lakeview Terrace, California. After extensive, independent investigations by both LA Animal Services and American Humane, no negligence was found on the part of the production or animal handlers, and the death was unanimously determined to be an accident. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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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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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References Sexy Beast (2000) See more »

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Weight Of The World
Written and performed by Chantal Kreviazuk
Courtesy of Columbia Records/ SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (Canada)
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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The First Decent Family Film I've Seen All Year!
12 November 2006 | by (beanie) – See all my reviews

My daughter and I are avid movie-goers. We both agree that the movie market is over-glutted with CGI animated flicks. We saw both "Over the Hedge," and "The Wild," and they left us cold. We may give "Flushed Away" a chance, only because the guys behind the beloved "Wallace & Gromit films, and "Chicken Run." "Flicka" has it problems, such as a female lead who looks far too old to be in high school, a "brother" who acts likes he is flirting with her more than his on-screen girlfriend! and an impossibly perfect mom, but it still does not disappoint. Of course I read the original "Flicka" book as a child AND remember the old B&W TV series! This movie doesn't even come close, but from the moment the rodeo guy took Flicka away until the end of the movie, my daughter and I were crying buckets! I also think that hunky Tim McGraw was superb, and was jealous of Maria Bello when they did the slow dance!


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