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Moondance Alexander (2007)

Moondance (Kay Panabaker) is faced with her father's passing and her overprotective mother (Lori Loughlin). When she finds a lost horse and discovers his abilities, she convinces his owner (Don Johnson) to train them to compete.

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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
Meghan Duffy ... Jessie
Landon Liboiron ... Freddie
Julia Maxwell ... Rachel
Mimi Gianopulos ... Bella
Kirk Heuser Kirk Heuser ... Announcer
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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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Sometimes Being Different Is The Best Way To Fit In. See more »


Certificate:

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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 »

Connections

References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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Better Kind Of Life
Written by Larry Weir
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Nice and Uplifting
4 March 2021 | by athompsonblueSee all my reviews

Kay Panabaker plays a very likable protagonist. This is a good, clean movie about embracing change. Moondance finds a new activity to occupy her summer, while she also copes with her widowed mom getting a boyfriend. And the ranch owner, Dante, comes to accept this girl reopening his life.

You feel really bad for Moondance in the beginning. She is a bullied teenager with no friends. But she remains warm and friendly with people, and finds ways to keep herself busy.


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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:

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Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,427, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$37,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,895
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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