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.
Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis; DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by StevenSpielberg; Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011.
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the FirstWorld War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkablefriendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When theyare forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets