Starring Mickey Rooney, Kelly Reno, Teri Garr; United Artists; Directed by Carroll Ballard; Rated G; 118 minutes; 1979.
Alec (Kelly Reno), a young boy, is saved from a shipwreck by a beautiful. Together they survive on an isolated island and forge a lasting bond. After their rescue, they return to America where an ex-horse trainer teaches Alec to be a jockey and guides the boy and the stallion to their ultimate triumph in this sweeping and majestic drams.
Starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy, Annie Corley; Universal Pictures; Directed by Gary Ross; 2003.
This true story based on a best-selling book tells the story of a group of the unlikeliest of heroes. It would seem that pairing a knobby-kneed horse with a half-blind ex-boxer jockey would lead only to last place. Instead this unsung duo became a winning combination that inspired and intrigued a nation suffering the hardships of the Great Depression.