A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case, and begins to suspect that the missing boy was murdered, and that a local rancher was involved.


Robert Duvall


Robert Duvall, Michael Shell (story) (co-writer)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Scott Briggs
James Franco ... Ben Briggs
Darien Willardson ... Jimmy Davis
Angie Cepeda ... Maria Gonzales
Devon Abner Devon Abner ... Johnny Briggs
Luciana Pedraza ... Samantha Payne (as Luciana Duvall)
Hank Whitman Hank Whitman ... Ranger Captain
Adriana Barraza ... Mrs. Davis
Josh Hartnett ... KC Briggs
Miller McConaughey Miller McConaughey ... Buster Briggs
Madison Outhier Madison Outhier ... Madison Briggs
Lizzie Keys Lizzie Keys ... Lacy Briggs
Gil Prather Gil Prather ... Milo
Chance Rodriguez Chance Rodriguez ... Cody
Jim Parrack ... Deputy Rogers


A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case, and begins to suspect that the missing boy was murdered, and that a local rancher was involved.

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Nobody is above the law


Crime | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Much of the footage was shot in Magna, Utah. See more »


When Scott Briggs meets with the sheriff off the side of the road, the sheriff's vehicle shows a Texas license plate in the rear. However, in the exterior shot before he meets with the gang members, a Utah license plate can be seen in the front of the car. See more »


Ben Briggs: I missed you dad. And I'd like to know you better. I guess both of our hearts are closed. Maybe that's the problem.
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Written by Kayla Morrison, Michael Hodges and Gerald Trottman
Performed by Michael Hodges
Courtesy of Alcon Sleeping Giant
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An unexpected surprise
26 January 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a Texas ranger who opens up a case of a teenage boy who went missing fifteen years ago. This opens up the wounds in a ranch, where the head of the family disowns his gay son.

I did not quite expect "Wild Horses" to be so emotional and touching. On the surface it is about the disappearance of Jimmy Davis, but the other subplot of Mr Briggs and the relationship with his children steals the site. It is almost inconceivable that he would treat two of his children in such a manner. The story also seeks redemption and forgiveness, which makes it even more powerful. It's an unexpected surprise, especially because it's not getting much love from the internet users. I wish more people would appreciate how beautiful this film is.

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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Horses See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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