Adapted from the beloved novel by Walter Farley, this 1979 family classic is a visual feast from start to finish. The timeless tale of The Black Stallion plays out on mythic terms as a young boy survives a shipwreck and is stranded on a deserted island with a graceful black stallion, with whom the boy develops an empathic friendship. After being rescued and returning home, the two make a winning team as jockey and 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. Rated PG.
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