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The Black Stallion (film)

The Black Stallion
Black stallion poster.jpg
1979 poster
Directed byCarroll Ballard
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based onThe Black Stallion
1941 novel
by Walter Farley
Music byCarmine Coppola
CinematographyCaleb Deschanel
Edited byRobert Dalva
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 17, 1979 (1979-10-17)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.7 million
Box office$37.8 million[1]

The Black Stallion is a 1979 American adventure film based on the 1941 classic children's novel of the same name by Walter Farley. The film starts in 1946, five years after the book was published. It tells the story of Alec Ramsey, who is shipwrecked on a deserted island with a wild Arabian stallion whom he befriends. After being rescued, they are set on entering a race challenging two champion horses.

The film is adapted by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff. It was directed by Carroll Ballard. The film stars Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton, Mickey Rooney, and the Arabian horse Cass Ole. The film features music by Carmine Coppola, the father of Hollywood producer Francis Ford Coppola, who was the executive producer of the film. In 2002, The Black Stallion was included in the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[2][3]

  1. ^ "The Black Stallion, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "Complete National Film Registry Listing | Film Registry | National Film Preservation Board | Programs at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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