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Black Beauty (1994)

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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

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Caroline Thompson

Writers:

Anna Sewell (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Docs Keepin Time Docs Keepin Time ... Black Beauty (as Docs Keepin Time - American Quarter Horse)
Alan Cumming ... Black Beauty (voice)
Sean Bean ... Farmer Grey
David Thewlis ... Jerry Barker
Jim Carter ... John Manly
Peter Davison ... Squire Gordon
Alun Armstrong ... Reuben Smith
John McEnery ... Mr. York
Eleanor Bron ... Lady Wexmire
Peter Cook ... Lord Wexmire
Adrian Ross Magenty Adrian Ross Magenty ... Lord George
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Head Groom
Georgina Armstrong Georgina Armstrong ... Jessica Gordon
Gemma Paternoster Gemma Paternoster ... Molly Gordon
Anthony Walters ... Alfred Gordon
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Storyline

Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion in 1870s England, recalls his life from his birth through his carefree life as a colt to the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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A story for all ages. A friendship for all time. Share the adventure.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beleza Negra See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,630,377
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nearly 20 years later, actors Jim Carter (John Manly) and Alun Armstrong ( Reuben Smith) appear together in the Downton Abbey season 5 Christmas special, although they never share scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Black Beauty is put in front of the carriage for the first time, you see Ginger raising her lip and whinnying. This lip raising is actually a (trained) Flehmen response, and horses don't do that while whinnying but while trying to better smell something. See more »

Quotes

Black Beauty: We don't get to choose the people in our lives. For us, it's all chance.
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Black Beauty... Docs Keepin Time, American Quarter Horse See more »

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Version of Black Beauty (1933) See more »

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BWAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa!!!!
19 March 2004 | by bignoisybirdSee all my reviews

I'm just a toasted marshmallow when it comes to this story. I've read the book many times and CRY every time. This movie and the earlier productions of it have the same effect on me. Needless to say, the book is ultimately superior to any of the movie versions but this movie does do justice to the book.

A movie about life from the animal's point of view will conjure visions of 'Mr. Ed' or 'Francis, The Talking Mule' in a few unimaginative folks but this story really puts the idea of 'walking in another's shoes' in perspective.

The novel and the movies helped me develop respect and empathy for all creatures at a very early age. See this movie with someone you love. You won't be sorry.


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