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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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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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Trivia

Kate Bosworth's first film. She was chosen as they required an experienced rider for the role of Judith. See more »

Goofs

When Tom is sitting in the tall grass after being dunked in the creek, his shirt is dry, but later the shirt is wet again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Referenced in Anke: Anke, ich bin viel zu fett! (2000) See more »

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The Loneliest
Written by Beth Hooker and Randy Sharp
Performed by Beth Hooker
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Some of the most beautiful cinematography you will find
12 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

It is one of Robert Redford's best - the quiet rancher - meets the pushy high powered NYC editor who is determined to help her daughter after a traumatic riding accident.

As others have mentioned the experience not only changes the horse but most of the "supporting" characters.

The cinematography was powerful - while I am not a student of the discipline I could see that the angles chosen for the subject, the landscape scenes of the beautiful Montana ranges and sunsets - one could watch and understand the movie without the dialog.

I believe Ansel Adams - if he were alive - would love some of these scenes.

I vote this as a "must see" for everyone. It not only has a powerful plot but beautiful cinematography...


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