The Black Stallion

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The Black Stallion

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The Black Stallion

Release Date: October 13, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «From the moment he first saw the stallion, he knew it would either destroy him, or carry him where no one had ever been before…»
Genres    :   Family, Adventure
Production Companies    :   United Artists, Omni Zoetrope Studios
Director    :   Carroll Ballard
Producers    :   Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Tom Sternberg
Writers    :   Walter Murch, Melissa Mathison, William D. Wittliff, Jeanne Rosenberg, Walter Farley
RunTime    :   118 mins.
Budget    :   2700000
Revenue    :   37799643

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 it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

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