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The Black Stallion Returns (2003)

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Only Kelly Reno and Teri Garr from the cast of the original Black Stallion make appearances in The Black Stallion Returns. In the first film, young Reno rescued his beloved stallion from its cruel Arab owner. This time around, the stallion is abducted by Moroccan henchmen and bundled back to Africa. This paves the way for a repeat of all the salient action from the first Black Stallion.
Rating:
PG (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Kelly Reno
as Alec
Teri Garr
as Alec's Mother
Woody Strode
as Meslar
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Abu Ben Ishak
Jodi Thelen
as Tabari
Doghmi Larbi
as The Little Man
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Critic Reviews for The Black Stallion Returns

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The poetry and mysticism evident in the 1979 sleeper hit The Black Stallion is nowhere to be found in The Black Stallion Returns, a sequel that plays more like an adventure tale from a vintage Boys' Own periodical.

Full Review… | July 30, 2016
Creative Loafing

A lackluster sequel to the well-loved original.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Black Stallion Returns

½

The first half of this movie reminds me of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (1985), although I'm not sure which one is less believable--a grown man who travels across the US in search of his bike, or a young boy who stows away on a plane and treks across the desert in search of his horse. While both are outlandish, Pee-Wee's tale actually seems more believable. Then the latter half of the movie finds the boy trying to protect the horse from enemy Moroccan clans. The movie ends abruptly as it flings the theme into our laps. I really felt Kelly Reno's acting was rather flat, with a lack of variety in his delivery in lines, almost making his character unlikeable at times. I don't know how he got nominated for Best Young Motion Picture Actor in a Feature Film at the Young Artists Awards. I also wasn't crazy about the cinematography. Being set in an African desert, a lot of the shots had that silhouette against the background that you get when you forget that taking a picture towards the sun won't come out right. I'm not sure if this was done intentionally to help convey the image of the bright desert, but either way I didn't like the way it looked. It's a simplistic movie, so it's easy to watch. Drags on a lot less than some other horse movies like "HIdalgo" (2004) and Secretariat (2010). This one is definitely better for a family movie.

Vincent D'Aniello
Vincent D'Aniello

I actualy liked the sequal better.It's great. I actually think I like this one better,and I'm funny bout sequals.

Lisa Jenison
Lisa Jenison
½

Great family story, with beautiful horses and a sweet story about friendship between a boy and his horse

Shel O
Shel O

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