The Wild Stallion
"The Wild Stallion" released in 2009, written and directed by Craig Clyde, is an inspiring movie about the wild mustangs that freely roam in Nevada and Utah. "The Wild Stallion" was expertly filmed in rural Utah. Cast and crew created an awesome performance and wildlife scenes. This movie made the excellent point that a difference can be made by anyone who cares. Great message. Hats off to all who participated in this production!
"The Wild Stallion" poignantly shows how the mustangs (wild horses) need help from their predators such as research facilities, glue factories, and other horrible fates that can befall horses for their monetary value; their worst enemy being man and business. In "The Wild Stallion" a young girl, Hannah (Miranda Cosgrove), from Cleveland, Ohio with camera in hand is granted permission from her widowed father, Frank (Fred Ward), to visit a ranch in the area the mustangs freely roam. The ranch is owned by Matty (Connie Sellecca), an old flame of Frank's from before his marriage, who as a favor to Frank accepts Hannah as a visitor. Hannah is elated about being able to visit for the summer and quickly becomes indoctrinated to the hard working ranch lifestyle. During her stay, Hannah befriends CJ (Danielle Cuchran), a local neighbor of Matty's who is close to Hannah's age. CJ takes Hannah to the local area known as "Starvation". There Hannah is able to take pictures by using her camera of the mustangs. She becomes even more enamored by their beauty and grace with each click of the camera. Both girls are ecstatic when the most famous mustang Dark Cloud is spotted with a herd. Hannah's taking pictures of Dark Cloud and his herd precipitates an unexpected chain of events that cause CJ and Hannah to be instrumental in rescuing this herd of mustangs and its wild black stallion.
Other primary cast (in the order given by the credits): Corbin Alfred (Morg, the renegade deputy), KC Clyde (Dallas), Gib Gerard (Ty), Michael Lawson (Alvin, the cook on Matty's ranch), Don Glover (Hardy), Bob Lanoue (Virg), Carli Studer (Lilly, lady friend of Matty's), Rober Waganer (Mr. Novak, owner of Research Facility who purchases mustangs), and Paul Sorvino (Sherriff Nolan).
Great to see Robert Wagner (recently spotted in the television series "Two and a Half Men") and Paul Sorvino (2000 - 2002 portrayed Frank Delucca in the television drama "That's Life")! They were perfect in their roles (as usual).
"The Wild Stallion" is rated NR. Personally I would rate it PG, because of the scenes with Morg and his henchmen. Well worth the 1 hour and 26 minutes in length. Highly recommend!
To see what the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is doing about the preservation of wild horses please go to: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html