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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Western | 15 May 1998 (USA)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

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(novel) (as Nicholas Evans), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Booker
... Annie MacLean
... Robert MacLean
... Diane Booker
... Grace MacLean
... Frank Booker
... Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman ... Joe Booker
... Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz ... Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz ... Twin #2
... Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye ... Hank
Don Edwards ... Smokey
... Lucy, Annie's Assistant
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Storyline

A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a 'horse whisperer', a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well. Written by Dan <fpdj@intergate.bc.ca>

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing accident scene | See all certifications »

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15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de los caballos  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,685,488, 17 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,383,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,883,563
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Annie's car is a Range Rover, license plate MX 8266. See more »

Goofs

When Tom lassos Pilgrim for the first time, you can briefly see that the bucking horse has two ropes around his neck instead of just the one Tom uses. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Referenced in Veep: C**tgate (2016) See more »

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Desperate Man Blues
Written by John Fahey
Performed by John Fahey
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Very well done!
20 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Redford and the entire cast is excellent. The music and scenery is excellent. Saw this movie for the first time three years ago. I rented it due to the "horse" plot and it ended up being a very important movie in my life. I was involved in some very personal problems with my family at the time. What was important to me was that even with the terrible situation Grace was in, there was a way to heal. The most important line in the movie was when Tom Booker makes the comment: "Knowing it is the easy part, saying it out loud is what's difficult" Oh how true this is. A lot of good thoughts in this one. It has my highest recommendation.


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