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Black Stallion


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  Black Stallion Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.79 /10
 
Starring
Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney , Teri Garr
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Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Written by: Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William Witliff from Walter Farley 's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1979
   
Genre: DRAMA
SPORTS
ADVENTURE
FAMILY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 119
 
 


 
A shipwrecked boy and stallion grow up to run victoriously at Santa Anita.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Despite a thin, predictable plot, excellent photography and a power to involve its audience make this a minor classic among family films, and a horse movie to rank alongside National Velvet. Co-writer Melissa Mathison's next success was E.T. The sequel, The Black Stallion Returns (1983), is disappointing.

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