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Shergar (1999)

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Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Barker ... Elliott Smyth
Billy Boyle ... Carrigan
... Mr. Faloon
Gary Cady ... S.A.S. Captain Kirkpatrick
Denny Cain ... Shop owner
Virginia Cole ... Mrs. Garritty
... Dermot Concannon
Timothy Davies ... Raymond Rendow
Peter Dix ... Pharmacist
Andrew Dixon ... Chief Inspector Penfold
Phelim Drew ... Donovan
... Sergeant Mullins
... Chambers
Gail Fitzpatrick ... Female reporter
Maria Hayden ... Mrs. Falcon
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Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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Shergar: The Hunted  »

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This is very roughly based on the true story of the studhorse, Shergar, which was stolen from an Irish stable. See more »

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Early in the film, when the helicopter has just scared everyone on the farm and Kevin is in the barn preparing to clean the horse, a crew member can be seen sitting in the corner. See more »

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A Sweet Tribute To Shergar
25 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I liked Shergar and would watch it again. A decent horse movie, not spectacular but good entertainment and a nice reminder of the real Shergar who deserves to be remembered. The story takes place in Ireland so there are plenty of nice scenes of the countryside and local scenes. The horse who plays Shergar is magnificent. There's a typical boy-girl friendship and wise Grandfather. It was nice to see Ian Holm in his character as a tinker. This is based on a true story about a champion racehorse named Shergar who was kidnapped and held for ransom. The film uses that basic unresolved story to underpin this romanticized telling. There are moments of tension and some violence and don't recall any swearing so it's a good movie for anybody. The shots of Shergar are worth watching this for. By all accounts, the real Shergar was as gentle and sweet any horse ever, not to mention a champion.


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