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The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director:

Robert Dalva

Writers:

Walter Farley (novel), Richard Kletter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Reno ... Alec Ramsay
Vincent Spano ... Raj
Allen Garfield ... Kurr (as Allen Goorwitz)
Woody Strode ... Meslar
Ferdy Mayne ... Abu Ben Ishak (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Jodi Thelen ... Tabari
Teri Garr ... Alec's Mother
Larbi Doghmi Larbi Doghmi ... Tiny Man (as Doghmi Larbi)
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Raj's Father
Luigi Mezzanotte Luigi Mezzanotte ... Scarface
Franco Citti ... Foreign Legion Officer
Robert Behling ... Customs Officer (as Robert A. Behling)
Joe Murphy Joe Murphy ... Fireman
Chris Larrance Chris Larrance ... Neighbor
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi ... Berber on Dock
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Storyline

The Black is stolen from Alec by his former Arabian owners. Alec sets off on an adventure to Arabia to reclaim his beloved horse. Based on the books by Walter Farley. Written by Lisa

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Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der schwarze Hengst kehrt zurück See more »

Filming Locations:

Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,800,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zoetrope Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some critics felt the film's portrayal of Arabs was racist. Roger Ebert wrote, "The Arabs are portrayed in this movie as the usual greasy, obnoxious buffoons that have been so popular in the movies ever since the oil crisis; I guess the message is that it's OK to be racist, as long as your targets live far away and don't buy many movie tickets. The Arab villain is played by Allen Goorwitz, a good character actor who is so far off-base here it's pathetic." See more »

Goofs

Lip movement doesn't match dialog at one point where Raj tells Alec about the race. See more »

Connections

Follows The Black Stallion (1979) See more »

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Great family film involving Arabs - to counter the usual racist trash
6 February 2010 | by si4abetterworldSee all my reviews

A great family film, about a boy from the U.S.A. and a horse from Arabia. The boy meets and befriends Arabs and Muslims and rides the horse in a grueling Arab marathon horse race.

What is most important about this film is that it is that rare gem: a Hollywood film that shows Arabs and Muslims realistically: as human beings, instead of depicting them as terrorists or fanatics, which is what Hollywood usually does (see the documentary "Reel Bad Arabs" for more about that topic). After all, the reality is that most Muslims are not terrorists or fanatics.

This film helps people to appreciate ethnic diversity, instead of hating what is different... therefore, unlike many media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims, the film helps to increase peace and harmony in the world.


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