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Nico the Unicorn (1998)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 14 August 2001 (USA)
As an 11-year-old boy struggles to cope with a disability, he finds a pony who gives birth to a unicorn which he takes care of.

Director:

Graeme Campbell

Writers:

Frank Sacks (novel), Frank Sacks (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Zegers ... Billy Hastings
Neige Neige ... The Pony (Nico's Mother)
Pierre Chagnon ... Ben Willett
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Dobbs
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Joe
Johnny Morina ... Bruce
Michael Yarmush Michael Yarmush ... Mark
Elisha Cuthbert ... Carolyn Price
Michael Ontkean ... Tom Gentry
Anne Archer ... Julie Hastings
Augusto Augusto ... Nico
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maggie Castle ... Susie
Larry Day ... Deputy Pete
Charles S. Doucet Charles S. Doucet ... Pony Buyer
Mickey Fry Mickey Fry ... Pitcher
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Storyline

Based on the popular novel for young adults by Frank Sacks, this heart-warming drama concerns Billy Hastings, an 11-year-old boy whose life is shattered after his leg is permanently damaged by a drunk driver. Billy and his mother Julie move to a new town in hopes of escaping the bad memories of the accident. Not long after they arrive, they visit a threadbare circus, where they discover a neglected horse. Feeling sorry for the animal, they arrange to take it home, only to discover that the horse is pregnant. That's the least of their surprises, though; the horse shortly gives birth to a unicorn, which appears to have magical powers. Written by Mark Deming

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das kleine Einhorn See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film was originally set to be distributed by Cinetel Films but the distribution rights were later sold to Moonstone Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

The shout from Billy isn't timed properly with his lip movement seconds later as Nico runs toward the edge of the cliff and proceeds to jump over to the other side. See more »

Quotes

Ben Willett: The mountain lion and the unicorn are natural enemies. This explains it!
Julie Hastings: Or it would if we had a unicorn.
Ben Willett: Nico's a unicorn mom.
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I READ THE BOOK!!!!
5 June 2004 | by makito-1See all my reviews

When I was in third grade, I picked up the book and fell in love with it!

Now, five years later, I'm flicking through the channels and I see a movie for it! I am now watching it....*hugz Billy and his coolness* one comment on the difference between the book and the movie: I don't think the Carolyn was the same type of girl as she is in the book. (She rides a Vespa scooter in the book and is a lot more of a tough girl) but i love this actress, so I'll make an exception. I haven't read (or seen) the book since, so I don't remember a lot, but wow! I almost forgot about the mountain lions, and about his mom!


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