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The Derby Stallion (2005)

PG | | Drama | 4 July 2005 (USA)
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An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.

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Fifteen-year-old Patrick doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, and the pressure put on him by his dad isn't helping. But then he meets a misunderstood horse trainer who convinces him to train for the Derby Cup. Can Patrick convince his parents to let him compete, beat out out the rich town bully -- and find the champion that lies within? Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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It is obvious they use several different horses as Rusty. In most scenes Patrick is riding a horse with 3 stockings and 1 left back fetlock (common horse markings) and in other scenes (such as the one where he is showing his family his jumping) he is riding a bay, and then switches to a horse with two socks. See more »

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I thought it was a good movie that is worth the watch, if you are interested
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had avoided The Derby Stallion ever since it came out, because I was so much more concerned with other movies (of course), and I really never took the time to even care about seeing it. One day it was about time to leave the movie rental place, so I just grabbed it thoughtlessly because I didn't see anything else that was worth the renting at the time, and ran on to check out.

I'm glad I finally got around to it, because this movie was a nice little film and I really enjoyed it. Of course there were things wrong with it, but the movie entertained me so much and the characters and plot were considerably likable. Although I'm not much of a horse movie lover, this movie sparked an immediate interest in me when it came on. Maybe it was because Zac Efron's in it, or maybe it just has that click from the start, either way, I was intrigued, haha. I thought it was around overly decent, and of course I knew when I finished it I wouldn't be saying, "Oh my god, this movie was perfect, it's the best movie I've ever seen!" but I tell you one thing I did not say, and that's "This movie was horrible, it's the worst movie ever".

The Derby Stallion is really just a fun film that is worth the watch if you have the time, and aside from minor problems, like the way they filmed it and some people not being able to act out parts very well, this was an unexpected surprise. Sure, it's not great, and even though it shouldn't be at the top of your list, if you are interested, see it, for it was enjoyable.


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