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The Black Stallion

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Black Stallion
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"While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When the ship tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. Alec befriends the horse, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training The Black to race against the fastest horses in the world"--IMDb.
Title: The Black Stallion
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [2005]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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Notes: Disc contains both widescreen and full screen presentations
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
From the novel The black stallion by Walter Farley
Summary: "While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When the ship tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. Alec befriends the horse, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training The Black to race against the fastest horses in the world"--IMDb.
Audience: MPAA rating: G
ISBN: 9780792833758
0792833759
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Bl
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; Francis Ford Coppola presents ; screenplay by Melissa Mathison & Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff ; produced by Fred Roos and Tom Sternberg ; directed by Carroll Ballard
Credits: Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, Carmine Coppola.
Performers: Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Mickey Rooney, Hoyt Axton.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Includes English, French and Spanish language tracks, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Human-animal relationships Drama Horses Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Children's films
Topical Term: Human-animal relationships
Horses
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Aug 13, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wouldn't have believed it possible, but the true star of Black Stallion is the beautiful Arabian horse picked to be found on the beach by a young boy. That young boy is perfectly played by Kelly Reno. He has a sparkle in his eyes. Watch how he learns to be a friend to the Black Stallion. Kelly is really a great horse back rider and it pulls no punches. He and the horse capture your imagination. Give credit to a wonderful director in Carroll Ballard. He is a thoughtful director who lets the story beautifully unfold. The cinematography of the beach, ranch and racetrack are spectacular. You will be clutching your fists cheering for the Black Stallion. The movie does have one star I want to mention. The loveable Mickey Rooney is amazing and amusing as the Black Stallion's horse trainer. It must have felt wonderful to Mickey to at an advanced age get a really big part. After all, other than Teri Garr as Kelly's mom, there are no stars in the Black Stallion. This is a must see movie with the special feature that the whole family will love it. Don't forget the name of Director Carroll Ballard. He directed many other family movies you might want to check out. Thanks for reading the above. As always, I would love to hear your reaction to the movie.

Jun 14, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel "The Black Stallion" by Walter Farley.
It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a desert island, together with a wild Arabian stallion whom he befriends.
After being rescued, they are set on entering a race challenging two champion horses.
It is directed by Carroll Ballard.
The movie stars Kelly Reno who plays Alec, Mickey Rooney who plays a retired jockey, and the Arabian horse Cass Ole.
After the shipwreck, Alec awakens alone on the shore of an uninhabited island.
At first he is sad and frightened.
Exploring, he comes upon the horse, trapped again by his ropes which have become caught in some rocks.
He realizes the stallion had surely saved him from drowning.
Once more he manages to free it, but it runs away.
He discovers means to survive by catching fish and gathering seaweed.
One morning he awakens to find himself eye to eye with an angry cobra.
He is paralyzed with fear.
Suddenly the horse appears and tramples it, saving his life once again, but then immediately runs off.
Then Alec tries to gain the trust of the Black on the beach.
Although it is based on the children's novel, any adult can appreciate and enjoy the friendship between the boy and the horse.

Dec 19, 2012
  • Emily_J_Black rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a great movie!

I think epl has the wrong info. They're way off, this movie was made in 1979!

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Dec 19, 2012
  • Emily_J_Black rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Emily_J_Black thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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