IMDb > Buck (2011)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Buck (2011) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 11 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Buck -- BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life "horse-whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
Buck -- A documentary on Buck Brannaman, a renown "horse whisperer" who helps cowboys connect with their animals.
Buck -- A clip from the documentary Buck


User Rating:
7.6/10   2,683 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 47% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Buck on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
16 February 2012 (Australia) See more »
There's no wisdom worth having that isn't hard won
An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. | Add synopsis »
11 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Buckling for Buck See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order)

Buck Brannaman ... Himself
Gary Myers ... Himself
Bibb Frazier ... Himself
Betty Staley ... Herself
Gwynn Turnbull Weaver ... Herself
Shayne Jackson ... Himself
Annette Venteicher ... Herself

Robert Redford ... Himself
Reata Brannaman ... Herself
Nevada Watt ... Herself
Mary Brannaman ... Herself
Johnny France ... Himself
Betsy Shirley ... Herself
Paige Morris ... Herself
Bill Seaton ... Himself
Ray Hunt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tina Cornish ... Herself
Britt Long ... Herself
Dan Gunter ... Himself
Julie Hueftle ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti Hall ... Rider

Scarlett Johansson ... Grace MacLean (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sam Neill ... Robert MacLean (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Cindy Meehl 
Produced by
Kate Andrews .... field producer: France, North Carolina; Washington & Wyoming
Julie Goldman .... producer
Alice Henty .... line producer
Lisa Hepner .... field producer: Red Bluff/Chico, California
Wilder W. Knight II .... co-executive producer (as W. Wilder Knight II)
Andrea Meditch .... co-executive producer
Cindy Meehl .... executive producer
Sofia Santana .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Robbins 
Cinematography by
Luke Geissbuhler  (as Luke Geissbühler)
Guy Mossman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Toby Shimin 
Production Management
Nicole L. Karczewski .... production manager: Montana
Stacey Offman .... production manager: Red Bluff/Chico, California
Mark Steele .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Hepner .... field director: Red Bluff/Chico, California
Art Department
Rose Lowry .... illustrator
Sound Department
Jose Araujo .... audio mixer: Red Bluff, California (as José Araujo)
Jim Choi .... audio mixer: Northern California
Andy Day .... audio mixer: Montana (as Andrew Day)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Hooper .... audio mixer: France, North Carolina; Washington & Wyoming
Benjamin Lowry .... audio mixer: Texas (as Ben Lowry)
Jacob Ribicoff .... supervising sound editor
Joe Savastano .... second audio mixer: Montana
Ralph Thiekötter .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joy E. Reed .... photo enhancement
Camera and Electrical Department
Skip Brand .... camera: France, North Carolina; Washington & Wyoming
Joseph Brown .... jib technician: Texas
Christopher Clements .... camera operator: Montana (as Chris Clements)
Rob Curtin .... assistant camera: Montana
Dick Deats .... grip: Montana
Charles Debold .... camera operator: Montana
Mark Eveslage .... gaffer: Northern California
Derek Gildersleeve .... assistant camera: Texas
Vance Holmes .... jib operator: Texas
Darren King .... grip: Northern California
Emily Knight .... still photographer: Montana
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera: Red Bluff, California
Ezra Olson .... second assistant camera: Montana
Rob Rainey .... camera: France, North Carolina; Washington & Wyoming
Dyanna Taylor .... cinematographer: Red Bluff, California
Animation Department
Anthony Kraus .... photo animator: Noisy Neighbor
Editorial Department
Jimmy Choi .... digitizer
Will Cox .... colorist
Anthony David Fitzgerald .... digitizer (as Anthony Fitzgerald)
Dina Guttmann .... additional assistant editor
Drew Oberholtzer .... digitizer
Chris Pecoraro .... digitizer
Joy E. Reed .... assistant editor
Owen Rucker .... on-line editor
Jennifer Stamps .... second assistant editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (uncredited)
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rundquist .... composer: additional original score
Joel Goodman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Nancy Adams .... production accountant
Jonathan Argudo .... transcriber
Anne S. Atkinson .... legal counsel
Matt Baker .... production assistant: Red Bluff/Chico, California
Allison Brownmoore .... title designer (as Allison Moore)
Michael Debach .... transcriber
Becky Di Lallo .... production coordinator: Montana
Kathy England .... insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Lesley Gibson .... assistant to director
Libertad Gills .... transcriber
Rebecca Israel .... transcriber
Wilder W. Knight II .... legal counsel (as W. Wilder Knight II)
Jill Landaker Grunes .... production coordinator: Red Bluff/Chico California (as Jill Landaker)
Terry Laslo .... website designer: Wingcat Wed Design
Traci Lawson .... transcriber
Brenda Longstreth .... transcriber
Rogger Lopez .... production accountant
Jerry Mamuzich .... helicopter pilot: Montana
Jordana Marie .... transcriber
Gwen Maynard .... assistant to director
Gwen Maynard .... production associate
Brian McMorrow .... transcriber
Andrea Meditch .... creative consultant
Ariel Poster .... transcriber
Stacy Ring .... transcriber
Stephen B. Rodner .... legal counsel
Carlye Rubin .... transcriber
Tammy Soto .... insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Robert Stein .... legal counsel (as E. Robert Stein)
Michael Trainor .... transcriber
Joshua Zuckerberg .... legal counsel
Louis Zwiebel .... transcriber
Neda Armian .... thanks
Jessica B. Lee .... thanks
Robert Redford .... very special thanks
Mary Tobler .... thanks
Connie Wethington .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury
USA:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Features The Horse Whisperer (1998)See more »
DRONE/BED #8See more »

10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Buckling for Buck, 10 September 2015
Author: shokonator

If you are looking for a movie to get pumped for and to watch with a bunch of your friends, do not watch this movie. "Buck" serves as the perfect film for a moviegoer who wishes to enjoy a moving yet informative film that will make you rethink everything you know.

Buck Brannaman is has drastically changed the lives of many horses. Touring across the United States for nine months out of the year, Buck provides four day clinics in which he helps fellow horse lovers how to interact with horses in a structural yet caring way. He helps individuals see healthier ways to train their horses, rather than use dangerous techniques or have a dangerous attitude. In the past generations, people would torture horses in order to make them tame. They would use torture, ropes, whips, and many other scary devices to try to conquer the animal's soul by force. These practices were inhumane and a stain on our relationship with animals. Thank goodness that these are not common practices today, however, most of us are still not able to conquer the challenge of training a horse in a perfectly tame and respectful manner. Buck Brannaman understands horses and truly wants others to be able to understand their horses as well. In his clinics, he compares horse emotions to that of human emotions in a way that people can understand.

Buck Brannaman says at one point in the movie that your "horse is a mirror to your soul." You may wonder where that idea may come into play in a documentary about some horse whisperer, but this idea of introspection and finding your inner self comes into play every once in awhile. Some other interesting discussions that arise throughout the film include the ideas of speciesism and the close comparison between child rearing and horse rearing.

I started watching this movie, hoping that I wouldn't fall asleep from the knowledge that I couldn't grasp with my mind's butterfly net. But thankfully, "Buck" ended up becoming one of the the most interesting and captivating documentaries I have ever seen. This movie is the bomb and be careful when you watch it because your mind will explode.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (49 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Buck (2011)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Would Gelding Have Helped the Palmino Colt? scndform
Amazing documentary. HighOnBlueTomorrows
Looking for redemption skyalbright
Very Moved tonyberry2
What was the joke? BROWNIE2-1
Any reason why we didn't see Buck's brother or other children? ldalto
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Seabiscuit Sweetgrass 'Doc' Newsies Appaloosa
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.