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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nolan Walsh
... Channing Walsh
... Mailman
... John Cooper
... Clara Dalrymple
... Woodzie
... Reporter #1
... Reporter #2
Dawn Matthews ... Reporter #3
Matt Stern ... Reporter #4
John Lesley ... Paddock Boss
Graeme Hawkins ... Track Announcer
... Anthem Singer
... Stripes (voice)
... Sandy (voice)
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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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horse | farm | zebra | racehorse | kentucky | See All (31) »

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Cheer 'til you're horse! See more »


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

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14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zig Zag, l'étalon zébré  »

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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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Director Frederik Du Chau had discussed the making of a sequel to the film and had written the script. See more »

Goofs

As Nolan Walsh comes around the turn of his newly made corn field track and climbs off his tractor, there are no corn stalks on the ground. In the far shot of Channing hugging him, the ground is littered with stalks. See more »

Quotes

Stripes: But I am a horse... a racehorse!
Sir Trenton: You're no racehorse! You're lunch for a lion and that's about it.
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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 »

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Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

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U Can't Touch This
Written by Rick James, Alonzo Miller and M.C. Hammer (as Kirk Burrell)
Performed by David Spade
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Fun movie which foreshadows Hayden Panettiere's greatness
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Give a great actress a great script, and you can't miss. Give her a mediocre script like Racing Stripes (a fun, one-dimensional underdog story about a zebra that wants to race against horses), and she'll usually find a way to shine through the mud. Hayden Panettiere, who I last saw in Remember The Titans as the cute-but-obnoxious coach's daughter, isn't all grown up yet, but at sixteen, looks ready to conquer the world in a way that few actresses ever will.

I'm sure every teenage boy in America knows who Hayden is by now, and in a few years, the entire male population is going to be spellbound by this charming, multidimensional beauty. Remember The Titans was a great script where she could have done little wrong; what makes her performance here a great one is that nothing went wrong, and she got everything out of the character that one could have expected, and then some.

Some of the other "nobodies" in the film -- including Frankie Muniz, Dustin Hoffman, Wendie Malick, David Spade, to name a few -- were simply upstaged. Lord only knows what we'll be witness to once Ms. Panettiere, and her material, age.


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