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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.

Director:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Kiss my tail! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zig Zag, l'étalon zébré See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,862,432, 16 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,772,522, 12 May 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,754,475, 27 April 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcon Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Lillard was considered for the role of Buzz. See more »

Goofs

Every so often through out the movie, Stripes' head is very hairy and you can see the black dye or paint on his face. It isn't as dark as his normal color. The next clip, his hair is very short and dark black, with his normal wide stripes again. See more »

Quotes

Goose: Get back here, you chicken! C'mon, I'll fight you with one wing behind my back.
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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 Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Taking The Inside Rail
Written by Sting and Mark Isham
Produced by Mark Isham
Performed by Sting
Sting appears Courtesy of A&M Records
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Funny movie and I liked the mailman
13 January 2005 | by bugaloo_406See all my reviews

I thought this was a very funny movie. I laughed a lot and don't think that the jokes were too much (maybe the pecker joke). Someone said that the first 20 minutes were slow but OK to get used to the animation, but I think the animation was done really well and the race with the mailman is in there as well. The mailman was very cool ! (my father is a mailman, but this one is a lot more fun and hotter). I would have liked to see more with him. Hopefully he will be in more films.

The relationship between the father and the daughter could have been a little better, but the father and the zebra are nice together (with the training).

The story is a lot of fun for kids and families. My 5 year old loved it !! The horses are really beautiful. and so is the zebra (especially as a baby) I have never been to Kentucky, but I did not know it was not made in America, it looked beautiful.

All around I think you will like this movie !


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