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Moondance Alexander (2007)

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »

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Michael Damian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Panabaker ... Moondance Alexander
Don Johnson ... Dante Longpre
Lori Loughlin ... Gelsey Alexander
James Best ... Buck McClancy
Sasha Cohen ... Fiona Hughes
Whitney Sloan ... Megan Montgomery
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben Wilson
Aedan Tomney Aedan Tomney ... Josh Wilson
Greg Lawson ... Miles
Tom Carey ... Tom Wyman
Landon Liboiron ... Freddie
Julia Maxwell ... Rachel
Mimi Gianopulos ... Bella
Kirk Heuser Kirk Heuser ... Announcer
Brian Gromoff Brian Gromoff ... Judge Tyler
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Storyline

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle. Written by anonymous

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Inspired By A True Story See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Pferd für Moondance See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,427, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,895
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kay Panabaker and Lori Laughlin both previously co-starred on "Summerland". They were reunited for "Moondance Alexander". See more »

Goofs

When Checkers gets up from colicing, Moondance doesn't have a lead rope on him, when it cuts back to her, a red lead rope is clipped onto Checkers' halter. See more »

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References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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I Choose You
Written by Bernie Barlow
Performed by Laura Wight
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Poetic, Sweet and Inspiring
27 November 2008 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

This is a naturalistic and realistic movie that shows contemporary young teenage girls as sensitive and strong human beings. There are very few films that do this. Over the last four years, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is about the only one that comes to mind.

Parents who want to watch a DVD with children 10-14, who are tired of Disney Punch and Judy, over-the-top, throw-in-the-kitchen-sink, satirical fantasies for kids, will appreciate the calm and gentle approach and atmosphere that this movie creates.

The acting is delightful. Lori Loughlin and Don Johnson shine, and Kay Panabaker glows as Moondance. The writing is believable, and the film moves quickly.

The movie provides smiles, not laughs. If you're looking for laughs, try a T.V. sit-com. If you're looking for warm and endearing, and a feel-good/feel great family film, here it is.


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