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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Tim McGraw helped co-write the song "My Little Girl" for the movie and it is the first song that he has written and recorded, he has said he has written other songs, but they were not very good. See more »


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


References Sexy Beast (2000) See more »


Wild Horses
Written by Andrew Frampton (as Andrew Marcus Frampton), Natasha Bedingfield and Wayne Wilkins
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
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Different but Good
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you wanted it to be exactly like the book you are going to be disappointed. However the movie was awesome and I loved every bit of it. It was well done and the acting was great. I re-read the book to get my bearings and saw how different it was but still in love with the movie. The set was gorgeous and the horses are beautiful. Tim McGraw has proved himself to be a wonderful actor. And changing the "main" characters from Male boy to Female , I think, made the movie better. I cried like a baby in parts even when I knew how it turns out. We can all relate to Katy and her issues- makes her more real in peoples eyes. The book has so many descriptions in it you may lose the story at some point but the movie keeps right on trucking.

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