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Racing Stripes (2005)

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An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

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Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

David Schmidt (story), Steven P. Wegner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Nolan Walsh
Hayden Panettiere ... Channing Walsh
Caspar Poyck ... Mailman
Gary Bullock ... John Cooper
Wendie Malick ... Clara Dalrymple
M. Emmet Walsh ... Woodzie
Thandi Puren ... Reporter #1
Morné Visser ... Reporter #2
Dawn Matthews ... Reporter #3
Matt Stern Matt Stern ... Reporter #4
John Lesley John Lesley ... Paddock Boss
Graeme Hawkins Graeme Hawkins ... Track Announcer
Tarryn Meaker ... Anthem Singer
Frankie Muniz ... Stripes (voice)
Mandy Moore ... Sandy (voice)
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Storyline

A young zebra is accidentally abandoned by the circus, but is found by a man and his daughter. On their farm, they are joined by an eclectic group of animals who eventually conspire to help the zebra cheat in order to win the Kentucky Open horse race. Written by David L

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They're all talk and all action. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Racing Stripes See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,920,052, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$49,772,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,754,475
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcon Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hayden Panettiere had stated that she was thrown off the zebra and placed in the hospital with a concussion, whiplash, and two damaged vertebrae. See more »

Goofs

After Channing got out of the car after arguing with her dad, she clicks to Stripes who makes a cantering hoofbeat sound, but when viewed, Stripes is still trotting, then canters. See more »

Quotes

Trenton's Pride: Oh, you're gonna wish you stayed home.
Stripes: You're gonna wish I stayed home too, after I kick your butt!
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Crazy Credits

The Alcon logo stretches into a stripe which becomes stripes on a zebra which becomes branches of a tree in the first scene and the movie begins. See more »

Connections

References Chicken Run (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Doggy (Who Let The Dogs Out?)
Written by Anslem Douglas
Performed by Steve Harvey and David Spade
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"Racing Stripes" is no thoroughbred, but no need for the humane killer either.
11 January 2005 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

In the field of live-action talking animal movies, "Racing Stripes" is no "Babe." Nor is it "Stuart Little." It's more like a "Paulie" - meaning that it's no classic, and a bit predictable, but it's a perfectly entertaining little movie.

I saw the movie at a preview screening, and it opened with an announcement that this is the Official Movie for Red Nose Day 2005. In case you're wondering, Red Nose Day is an annual event held by the charity concern Comic Relief - plastic crimson schnozzles are often worn, hence the name. Fortunately, "Racing Stripes" was not actually made for charity, which is just as well given the low quality of a lot of things with good intentions behind them; the story of a little zebra taken in by Kentucky farmer/ex-champion horse trainer Bruce Greenwood and daughter Hayden Panetierre who grows up with the will to be a racehorse benefits from good voice acting (Frankie Muniz as our hero Stripes, Dustin Hoffman as the Shetland pony who trains him, Whoopi Goldberg as his goat best friend, Mandy Moore as Stripes' actual horse love interest - Mandy and Muniz also voiced animals in "Dr. Dolittle 2"; will they ever appear on screen as HUMANS? - and Fred Dalton Thompson as the arrogant champion stallion who wants the cup to remain in the family) and nice turns from the humans (Greenwood, M. Emmet Walsh, Wendie Malick as the closest the movie comes to a human villain, and budding babe Hayden).

The movie sometimes goes overboard with its comic characters - particularly a Mafia pelican voiced by Joe Pantoliano and a pair of flies done by Steve Harvey and David Spade - and not all the effects are that brilliant (and is it me, or is South Africa - where most of the movie was shot - less convincing at standing in for America than Australia or Canada?), but it's less sappy than it could have been and short of condescension. It won't change your life, but it's pleasant - and it does make sure you're cheering on the right animal in the big race.

But Bryan Adams? And STING?


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