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The Young Black Stallion (2003)

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A young girl befriends a wild black stallion.


Simon Wincer


Walter Farley (novel), Steven Farley (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Richard Romanus ... Ben Ishak
Biana Tamimi ... Neera (as Biana G. Tamimi)
Patrick Elyas ... Aden
Gérard Rudolf ... Rhamon
Ali Al Ameri Ali Al Ameri ... Mansoor
André Rossouw André Rossouw ... Kadir (as Andries Rossouw)


A prequel to the 1979 classic The Black Stallion--a family drama that presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt whom she names Shetan. Once reunited with her father, however, Neera remains haunted by the images of the lost horse in the desert--one of a few stallions of legend, rumored to be born of the sands, sired by the night sky, drinkers of the wind. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The greatest story of friendship ever told.


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Did You Know?


Takes place before the events of The Black Stallion (1979) See more »


The "wild" Black Stallion has shoes. See more »


Referenced in According to Jim: A Crying Shame (2005) See more »


Born To Ride
Written by Roxanne Seeman, Gavin Greenaway, and William Ross
Performed by Biana Tamimi
(DVD release only)
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HUGE Disappointment for Black Stallion fans!!!!
24 December 2004 | by kalnightSee all my reviews

OK, I have been a huge fan of the Black for a long time and was DISGUSTED after seeing this film. Let's name the problems...First this film has much of the same crew that the first two had. It has also been called the PREQUEL to the original Black Stallion. Why is it that they can't get Shetan's dam's name correct or her color?? In The Black Stallion Returns, we learn the Sagr was the Black's CHESTNUT mother and in this film she is a gray mare name Jenny?!?!?!?!? WTF? And it's set in Africa in 1946 and 1947...I could be wrong but the first one was set in the 1940's as well when the ship wrecks. Time line doesn't sound quite right to me. Also, as a goof, there is a friesian in the beginning of the movie that is supposed to be Shetan's father...upon further notice it appears to be a gelding. Ben Ishaak is the only character that remained to even make this film appear to be related to the previous two in any way. Might be a cute family film to some but it's my biggest movie disappointment of the year.

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Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Black Stallion See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$629,999, 28 December 2003

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)



Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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