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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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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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This is one of three films in which Sam Neill appears that is related to Montana. In The Hunt for Red October (1990), his character reveals his dream to see Montana and in Jurassic Park (1993) he is working in an dinosaur excavation in the state at the beginning of the film. See more »

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When Pilgrim is shown rearing up at the semi, a lunge whip can be seen in the shot flashing by his head. See more »

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[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show (2006) See more »

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Big Ball's in Cowtown
Written by Hoyle Nix
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The Horse Whisperer
10 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a unique, moving story about a girl whose tragic horse-riding accident and subsequent trauma led her family to Montana in search of the man known as the Horse Whisperer. Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever during these few, memorable days spent on the farm. This is a truly beautiful story, a story for sensitive souls, a story for those who care about animals as much as people. The characters are finely drawn and it is a pleasure to watch them unfold as the film progresses. The dialogues are often memorable and wonderfully devoid of the clichés that most Hollywood productions are sprinkled with.

This is a film for people who understand that the 'little' moments in life are the best; a film where pictures truly speak more than a thousand words.

It is a story of love and courage, the courage to fight for you want, or accept things the way they are; the courage to risk losing everything, the courage to accept that loss. There is a wonderful message in this film for all of us - for all those who care enough to see it, that is.


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