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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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Plot Keywords:

horse | farm | zebra | racehorse | kentucky | See All (31) »

Taglines:

His stripes made him an outcast. His heart made him a hero. 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:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Spade and Wendie Malick appeared in The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Kronk's New Groove (2005). See more »

Goofs

"Sir Trenton" shown running after his son, is a gelding. See more »

Quotes

Goose: Jeez! I didn't know the goat was packin'!
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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

Exsultate, jubillate, K.165
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Kosice Teachers' Choir/Camerata Cassovia
Conducted by Johannes Wildner
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement With Source/Q
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Watch Stripes run...
7 June 2005 | by Thanigai VaasanSee all my reviews

Though I have been a dedicated visitor to IMDb since I have heard about it first in 2000, this... is my first user comment for a movie. And I am very proud to give it for Racing Stripes.

What shall I say about this movie? Talking animals, American humour, words, phrases and scenes which need to be in a racing movie. Is that all? No.

This is the story of a zebra who with the help of his animal friends and love of the daughter of his master, achieves the unthinkable - a race against the horses.

With a single zebra, these people have woven and created a celluloid which comes with ounces and ounces of passion, all for free. Right from the first scene when Stripes is introduced until the last flash of the race, passion is one word with which we are gripped. Stripes, the hero of the movie, steals our hearts with its innocent expressions, cute barking and an iron-fisted ambition.

A humble movie with a great animal team, good actors, visual effects, applaudable cinematography and editing,... wait. There is something which I am missing. Yes. Those unmistakable moments when the sounds and visuals speak to us. Flashes, slow motions, brilliant ups and downs of music and much much more which made all those animals' expressions visible and audible even when they don't speak. The shot by shot translation of the moods and motivation for the racing zebra build the whole movie.

Leave all to your imagination. Watch Stripes begin that run. Those minutes, I couldn't close my eyelids even for a routine blink.


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