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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

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A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.


Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook


John Fusco (screenplay by), Michael Lucker (co-writer)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Matt Damon ... Spirit (voice)
James Cromwell ... The Colonel (voice)
Daniel Studi ... Little Creek (voice)
Chopper Bernet ... Sgt. Adams (voice)
Jeff LeBeau ... Murphy / Railroad Foreman (voice)
John Rubano John Rubano ... Soldier (voice)
Richard McGonagle ... Bill (voice)
Matt Levin ... Joe (voice) (as Matthew Levin)
Adam Paul ... Pete (voice)
Robert Cait ... Jake (voice)
Charles Napier ... Roy (voice)
Meredith Wells Meredith Wells ... Little Indian Girl (voice)
Zahn McClarnon ... Little Creek's Friend (voice)
Michael Horse ... Little Creek's Friend (voice)
Donald Fullilove ... Train Pull Foreman (voice) (as Don Fullilove)


A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The spirit of the Wild West lives on See more »


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Did You Know?


The name "Cimarron" could refer to two things. One, being the Spanish word for "feral horse." Or it could be in reference to the name of the Seminole tribe. See more »


When Spirit is first born, there's a moment where he pulls on a lock of his mother's mane, revealing that he has a full set of teeth. Newborn foals don't develop teeth until they're a little older. See more »


[Narration from the Theatrical Teaser Trailer]
Spirit: The story that I want to tell you cannot be found in a book. They say that the history of the west was written from the saddle of a horse, but it's never been told from the heart of one. Not till now. I was born here, in this place that would come to be called the Old West. But, to my kind, the land was ageless. It had no beginning and no end, no boundary between earth and sky. Like the wind and the buffalo grass, we belonged here, we would always ...
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Crazy Credits

No opening credits (for music composer, producers, screenplay and directors, etc.) are shown, which is story are about western horses is beginning well after the title of the film, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron", although for the 2010s it conscious not quietly for commonplace and major films to not have opening credits. It was stuck of considered involving in 2002. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hulu print adds the 2013 Universal Pictures logo. See more »


Here I Am (End Title)
Written by Bryan Adams (uncredited), Gretchen Peters (uncredited), Hans Zimmer (uncredited)
Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
Performed by Bryan Adams (uncredited)
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Important themes
26 January 2003 | by pgear83See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. The animation was well done and the romance was cute. I liked most of Bryan Adams' songs and the Hans Zimmer score was excellent. What a lot of people don't realize is how well it relates to the Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now themes (what happens when so-called "civilization" invades someone elses home, what does it mean to be "civilized" etc.). The opening scenery and music were very stirring. The film is a lament to an America that was once beautiful.

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Official Sites:

Dreamworks [United States]





Release Date:

24 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,770,036, 26 May 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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