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Harry & Snowman (2015)

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The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.

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Ron Davis

Writer:

Ron Davis
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Credited cast:
Harry DeLeyer Harry DeLeyer ... Himself
Harriet DeLeyer Harriet DeLeyer ... Herself
Andre DeLeyer Andre DeLeyer ... Himself
Marty DeLeyer Marty DeLeyer ... Himself
Willy DeLeyer Willy DeLeyer ... Himself
George H. Morris George H. Morris ... Himself
Peter Doubleday Peter Doubleday ... Himself
Rodney Jenkins Rodney Jenkins ... Himself
Lolly Clarke Lolly Clarke ... Herself
Jackie Bitner Jackie Bitner ... Herself
Phebe Phillips Byrne Phebe Phillips Byrne ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Haney Tom Haney ... Voice over artist
Dana Rampy Dana Rampy ... (voice)
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Storyline

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,842, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$560,270, 17 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$557,969, 22 January 2017
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Traditional, Lyrics by Robert Burns
Performed and arranged by The Cast (Dave Francis & Mairi Campbell)
Courtesy of Culburnie Records
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Powerful, beautiful documentary about horse and man
3 August 2015 | by louisamjSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful documentary, full of lots of real footage of all the persons, animals and events it describes. Harry is still alive, and is a warm and funny man as well as being a great storyteller. The relationship that grew between this man who rescued a 12 year old Amish plow horse off a trailer that was taking the horse to the glue factory is amazing to behold. Harry was (and still is) a great trainer, and Snowman (the horse) was a world champion jumper - but none of that was known when Harry bought Snowman off the death truck for $80. The movies gives a lot of insight into the impact that World War 2 had on Harry, and his struggles to find meaningful work with horses and gain respectability after coming here. The footage of them at jumping events, winning prize after prize, as Snowman rises up into the air and over the jumps like a 4-legged angel with Harry one with him on his back - it took my breath away. If you appreciate great stories about the human spirit, the beauty of horses, historical times, and the loving relationship that can grow between a human and a horse - you will love this film.


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