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Into the West (1992)

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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Jim Sheridan, David Keating (additional writing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Papa Reilly
Ellen Barkin ... Kathleen
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Ossie
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Tito (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
David Kelly ... Grandfather
Johnny Murphy ... Tracker
Colm Meaney ... Barreller
John Kavanagh ... Hartnett
Brendan Gleeson ... Inspector Bolger
Jim Norton ... Superintendant O'Mara
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Mrs. Murphy
Ray McBride Ray McBride ... Mr. Murphy
Dave Duffy ... Morrissey
Stuart Dannell-Foran Stuart Dannell-Foran ... Conor Murphy (as Stuart Dannell)
Becca Hollinshead Becca Hollinshead ... Birdy Murphy
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Storyline

A gigantic white stallion appears mysteriously to a Traveller grandfather and his two grandsons in an Irish slum. Since, puzzlingly, the younger of the two boys is the only individual who can control the horse, ownership falls to him and his older brother by default. There being no place for the animal, they move him into the apartment of their alcoholic Traveller father. Police remove him and, in a shady deal, he ends up under control of a wealthy, underhanded horse breeder. The boys manage to retrieve him and escape on his back, but the stallion seems to have his own travelling agenda. Written by JH

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Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das weiße Zauberpferd See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,790,801
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne were married to each other when the film was made. See more »

Goofs

The dogs used when officials are tracking the boys and the horse through the forest (01:15:00 to 01:17:10) change from crop-eared to natural floppy-eared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Papa Reilly: [to his son] You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
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Connections

Features Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Lifetime
Music and Lyrics by Ciarán Brennan and Paul Brennan
Performed by Clannad
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Limited
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One of my All-Time Favorite movies!
31 December 1998 | by MNBobSee all my reviews

A very entertaining and interesting film on several levels.

Educational: about the life of the Tinkers or Travelers and the prejudice against them.

Entertaining: the little boys are lovable and delightful.

Mythical: where did the wonderful white horse come from and go?

Beautiful: country and seaside scenery and photography contrasted with crowded city scenes.

Romantic: he lost a wife he loved and left the wandering life, but returns to it when a lovely woman appears.

This film has everything! One of my All-Time Favorite movies!


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