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Virginia's Run (2002)

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A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.

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Peter Markle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Ford Lofton
Lindze Letherman ... Virginia Lofton
Rachel Skarsten ... Caroline Lofton
Joanne Whalley ... Jessie Eastwood
Kevin Zegers ... Darrow Raines
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Blake Raines (as Robert Guy Miranda)
Jeremy Akerman ... Huntington Crane
Jocelyn Cunningham Jocelyn Cunningham ... Lydia
Adrien Labrecque Adrien Labrecque ... Joel
John Dunsworth ... Cop
Thomas Gibson ... Rick
Andrew Thomson Andrew Thomson ... Doctor
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Veterinarian
Lee Phillips Lee Phillips ... Wrangler Lee
Jessica Christie Jessica Christie ... Melissa
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Storyline

Canadian lobster fisher Ford Lofton's wife Deborah dies from a fall riding neighbor Blake Raines's horse Twister. Ford's eldest daughter Caroline cares nothing for horses but dates Blake's hot-tempered son and jockey Darrow. Younger sister Virginia is obsessed with horses, especially Twister's foal Stormy. Seeing how Stormy's sale affects Virginia, Foird first arranges for her to become the new owners's stable-hand, later buys it himself. Caroline breaks up with Darrow, Virginia becomes his bitter race competitor. Written by KGF Vissers

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Two sisters. One remarkable adventure that will bring them together.

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for reckless behavior and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La chevauchée de Virginia See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Virginia falls off her horse, you can clearly see the boots of someone riding Stormy back to her. See more »

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Bronwen
Written by Nicholas Pike (ASCAP)
Published by Ol' Buddy, Ol' Pal Music (ASCAP)
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If you know any horse-loving girls, run to the store to get this movie for them
28 October 2006 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Virginia lives with her father and older sister in Maine, where her father is lobsterman. Her mother died recently in a horse riding accident, it seems. Father sold the horse to a neighbor and has forbidden Virginia to ride. This is a harsh sentence for Virginia, as horses are part of her heart and soul. Twister, the sold horse, dies giving birth to a beautiful foal which Virginia names Stormy. In secret, she begins to ride Stormy and continue on her way to becoming an expert horsewoman. A snooty neighbor boy named Darrow does two reprehensible things toward Virginia's family. First, he nearly kills her sister in a reckless driving adventure. And, second, he convinces his father to sell Stormy. Virginia is heartbroken until her father convinces her to work at a nearby horse farm. What will it take for Virginia and, indeed, all of her family to heal from their loss? This is a lovely film for anyone who loves horses or animals. Stormy is indeed a beauty and Virginia is a teenager with spunk and savvy. All of the actors give nice turns in their respective roles. The scenery is also quite beautiful and there is a bit of a romance, too. If you know of someone who worships horses and dreams of owning a horse, this movie will send them into raptures. All others will sit down and enjoy a nice, family-friendly movie with character.


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