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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.

Director:

Robert Redford

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Tom Booker
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Annie MacLean
Sam Neill ... Robert MacLean
Dianne Wiest ... Diane Booker
Scarlett Johansson ... Grace MacLean
Chris Cooper ... Frank Booker
Cherry Jones ... Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman Ty Hillman ... Joe Booker
Kate Bosworth ... Judith (as Catherine Bosworth)
Austin Schwarz Austin Schwarz ... Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz Dustin Schwarz ... Twin #2
Jeanette Nolan ... Grandma Ellen Booker
Steve Frye Steve Frye ... Hank
Don Edwards Don Edwards ... Smokey
Jessalyn Gilsig ... 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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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Horse Whisperer See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,685,488, 17 May 1998

Gross USA:

$75,383,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,883,563
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After A River Runs Through It (1992), this is the second film directed by Robert Redford that was set in Montana and where one of the main characters has the surname MacLean. However, this is purely coincidental, as the characters are derived from novels that were written by two different authors almost 20 years apart. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Judith: [waves] Hello!
Grace: [waves] Hello!
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Alternate Versions

The film formats the early scenes at a 1.85: 1 aspect ratio, and the Montana scenes at a wider 2.35: 1 aspect ratio. The Blu-ray release keeps everything at a 2.35: 1 aspect ratio, because if one tried to reproduce both aspect ratios on a Blu-ray, the picture would get smaller during the Montana scenes instead of wider. The screen on an HDTV cannot expand. See more »

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Soundtracks

Cowboy Love Song
Written by Gail Gardner, Don Edwards and Paul Stone
Performed by Don Edwards
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Some of the most beautiful cinematography you will find
12 January 2006 | by wbhomeSee 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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