The Black Stallion on TCM at 4PM-MST Today [Video]
You don’t HAVE to be horse crazy to love this movie from 1979. It was executive-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and was nominated for 2 Oscars. A young boy, Alec, survives a shipwreck and finds himself washed up on the shore of a desert island. His only company is a ‘wild’ Arabian stallion who Alec befriends. That’s when the magic begins. Watching the interaction between them as the play, swim, and bond is beyond amazing…
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It’s my favorite movie and while it would be so easy to just pop in the DVD, I plan
on plopping myself on the sofa, in front of the big screen, and spending a couple of uninterrupted hours cheering, crying, laughing, and many other emotions.
The cast include Kelly Reno as Alec, Teri Garr, Mickey Rooney, and Cass Ole, a champion Arabian stallion, was featured in most of the movie’s scenes. Napoleon was portrayed by Junior, who previously appeared in National Lampoon’s Animal House as Trooper, Niedermeyer’s horse.