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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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Beautiful movie and story, weak script
22 November 2015 | by clearthinkernowSee all my reviews

Loved the look of the movie, beautiful shots, wonderful characters, actors seemed fine. I'm not much of a horse person, so with me that doesn't carry the movie. Movie was the right length, not too long. The script was just so poorly written, I'd find myself wincing at the dialog. Character names were strange also (Gelsey, Moondance?), as if the author was "putting on airs". The makeup on the young actress bothered me also. First, she's a child and second, she's working in a stable and riding a horse. Those aren't activities where someone would normally be so made up and certainly not a child. If you're looking for a family movie with an interesting story (based on a true story), maybe about second chances, then this would be a good pick.


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