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The Black Stallion

Original title
The Black Stallion
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff (Novel: Walter Farley)
Carmine Coppola
Caleb Deschanel
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Zoetrope Studios. Distributed by United Artists
Drama. Kids | Animals. Horses
Movie Groups
The Black Stallion
Synopsis / Plot
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When the ship tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. Alec befriends the horse, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training The Black to race against the fastest horses in the world.
1979: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Mickey Rooney), Editing
1979: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture Score
1980: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography
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