The Black Stallion

  • Film
  • Family and kids
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Walter Farley's classic tale has been adapted with amazing facility by Ballard and executive producer Coppola. Even though its essential features (shipwrecked child, desert island, magical stallion, '40s New York) represented appalling production problems, the film jettisons most of the cuteness implicit in its theme and handles the material with dream-like clarity. A magnificently well-crafted movie.

Release details

Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Carroll Ballard
Screenwriter: William D Witliff, Jeanne Rosenberg, Melissa Mathison
Cast: Teri Garr
Hoyt Axton
Kelly Reno
Clarence Muse
Michael Higgins
Mickey Rooney
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