In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Finder's two famous roles, Seabiscuit and Joey, were very similar. Both were remarkable mainly in their bravery and determination to overcome insurmountable odds they never should have been able to, considering what kind of horse they were. See more »
Practice Cavalry charge scene: The adult horse Joey can be seen just prior to the practice cavalry charge with a white mark in its hair above its right eye. During the charge there is a close up of Joey's face and the white mark is absent. The color of this horse is also a slightly darker chestnut to that of the horse at the end of the charge. Subsequent shots through the film do not show this white mark and especially the shots of the young horse the mark is also absent. See more »
We decided to rent the movie "War Horse" the other night and we about went into hysterics! We laughed our asses-off until we were silly! What a spoof movie! We fell off the couch when the black horse, lying in the dirt, CLOSED HIS EYES and died! We were so spastic at that point we had to press the "pause" button to recover! We decided we'd have to have a couple of magnum sized Margaritas if we had any chance of surviving the remainder of the spoof! We downed about a gallon of fresh made top-shelf Margaritas, refreshed ourselves with mangoes and strawberries, and continued to watch the comedy. We "lost it" again at the end when the horse, "Joey" was last seen staring into the sunset! We had no idea that "War Horse" was a comedy and we are troooly amazed that it did not get an Oscar for best comedy! We had no clue that Spielberg would ever direct such a classic "April Fool" joke! We sure are glad we didn't buy it, though. What a waste of money that would have been! "You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss twenty bucks GOODBYE"! Later, the Old Lady wondered why they didn't just go ahead and put eyebrows on the horses like they did in the animated movie, "Spirit: stallion of the cimeron".
OBVIOUSLY there was not a single soul in this production that knows one single thing about horses!
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