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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

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

Goofs

The license plates on the vehicles have the wrong county numbers on them. In Wyoming the number before the bucking horse indicates the county the car is registered in. For instances the horse trailer has County 3 plates on them. County 3 is in northern Wyoming, while they are based in southern Wyoming which would be either county 2 or county 5. See more »

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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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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 21 October 2006 (2006) See more »

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Wild Horses
Written by Andrew Frampton (as Andrew Marcus Frampton), Natasha Bedingfield and Wayne Wilkins
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Epic Records/ SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK)
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Read the Book instead
5 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, while it was a good story, was horribly acted. At best, it can be described as over and under acted, which is quite an accomplishment. It's obvious that Tim McGraw as limited acting ability and Maria Bello's performance it quite disappointing. It must be stated that the script was as equally terrible as the acting that accompanied it.The best part of the movie is its visible stimulation. The movie location, Wyoming, is stunning and it must be said that the film's makers certainly choose the right locale. But that is as far as the goodness goes. I hear that"Flicka" is based on a book. My advice, skip the movie and read the book. It has to be better than this pile of crap on film.


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