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The Black Stallion Academy Award Winner! Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! 

By Jeff Shannon

Adapted from the beloved novel by Walter Farley, this 1979 family classic was hailed by no less than hard-to-please critic Pauline Kael, who wrote that "it may be the greatest children's movie ever made." A visual feast from start to finish, the timeless tale of The Black Stallion plays out on almost mythic terms. A young boy survives a shipwreck and is stranded on a deserted island with a graceful black stallion, with whom the boy develops an almost empathic friendship. After being rescued and returning home, the two make a winning team as jockey and lightning-fast racehorse under the tutelage of a passionate trainer, played by Mickey Rooney in an Oscar-nominated role. From its serenely hypnotic island sequence to the breathtaking race scenes, this delightful film is guaranteed to enthrall any viewer, regardless of age. The Black Stallion is a genuine masterpiece of family entertainment.

Academy Awards

The Black Stallion received an Academy Award for Sound Editing (Alan Splet). The Black Stallion also received Academy Awards nominations for Supporting Actor (Mickey Rooney) and Film Editing (Robert Dalva).

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Director: Carroll Ballard

Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins

Released: October 17, 1979

Availability: DVD VHS


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