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The Black Stallion (17-Oct-1979)

Director: Carroll Ballard

Writers: Melissa Mathison; Jeanne Rosenberg; William D. Wittliff

From novel: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Music by: Carmine Coppola

Producers: Fred Roos; Tom Sternberg

Keywords: Drama, Juvenile, Horse Racing

Ten-year-old Alec befriends a mistreated Arabian stallion on board a ship he is sailing on; after the ship sinks off the coast of North Africa only he and the horse remain alive. After rescue they meet trainer Henry Dailey, who teaches them to compete at the highest levels. Received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing; won a Special Achievement Award for Sound Editing. Entered 2002 into the National Film Registry. Followed by a sequel, The Black Stallion Returns (1983).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hoyt Axton
Country Musician
25-Mar-1938 26-Oct-1999 Folk singer, songwriter, composer
Teri Garr
11-Dec-1947   Inga in Young Frankenstein
Mickey Rooney
23-Sep-1920 6-Apr-2014 Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals


Kelly Reno   ...   Alec Ramsey
Teri Garr   ...   Alec's Mother
Clarence Muse   ...   Snoe
Hoyt Axton   ...   Alec's Father
Michael Higgins   ...   Neville
Ed McNamara   ...   Jake
Dogmi Larbi   ...   Arab
Mickey Rooney   ...   Henry Dailey
John Burton   ...   Jockey #1
John Buchanan   ...   Jockey #2
Kristen Vigard   ...   Becky
Fausto Tozzi   ...   Rescue Captain
John Karlson   ...   Archeologist
Leopoldo Trieste   ...   Priest
Frank Cousins   ...   African Chieftain
Don Hudson   ...   Zaurog
Marne Maitland   ...   Drake Captain
Tom Dahlgren   ...   Veterinarian
Cass-Ole   ...   The Black Stallion


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