The Horse WhispererMay 15, 1998
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 6.4/10 (19,136 voted)
Critic's Score: 65/100
Stars: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill
A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a 'horse whisperer', a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well.
Writers: Nick Evans, Eric Roth
Kristin Scott Thomas
(as Catherine Bosworth)
Lucy, Annie's Assistant
Release Date: 15 May 1998
Filming Locations: Baker, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $13,685,488
(17 May 1998)
(11 October 1998)
Did You Know?
Emma Thompson was originally tipped for the female lead.
Crew or equipment visible:
As Pilgrim rears up when Liz the vet approaches him in the tunnel, a whip is briefly seen in the lower right hand corner.
More so than "Horse Whisperer", the movie deals with life altering
changes for the four characters (the mother, the father, the daughter,
the horse whisperer) and the horse of course. Even the affair is
positive. It helps Tom Booker get over his wife when he puts that
record back in it's sleeve, and it helps Annie get off her so called
"high horse attitude." It's a movie of changes for the better all
around. Enjoyable, real, well done.The scenes interacting with the
horse are wonderful. Sitting in that field waiting for the horse to
feel comfortable enough to deal with Mr. Booker was an enormous hurdle.
The best scene is after two and a half hours when Tom brings the horse
down to Grace's level, so that they both rise together. That scene,is
to joyfully cry for, and laugh yes.