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Boy meets horse on a deserted island.
Boy meets horse on a deserted island.
Boy, Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) meets cobra.
Boy, Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) meets cobra.
Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) horses around with retired jockey Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney).
Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) horses around with retired jockey Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney).

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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Genre: children's film, film adaptationMain subject: horseRuntime: 112 - 118 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, Italian, ArabicCountry: United StatesDirector: Carroll BallardScreenwriter: Melissa Mathison, William D. Wittliff, Walter FarleyBased on: The Black StallionMusic: Carmine CoppolaCinematography: Caleb DeschanelStars: Teri Garr, Mickey Rooney, Kelly Reno, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Doghmi Larbi, Ed McNamara, John Burton, Kristin Vigard Producer: Fred RoosAwards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Robert Dalva)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Mickey Rooney)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Black Stallion 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. The film is adapted by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff. It is directed by Carroll Ballard. The movie stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton, and the Arabian horse Cass Ole. The film features music by Carmine Coppola, the father of Hollywood producer Francis Ford Coppola, who was the executive producer of the film.


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