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Black Stallion

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.79 /10
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
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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