Shergar (2008)





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A boy-and-his-horse tale loosely based on the IRA's unsolved 1983 horsenapping of a Derby winner, this adventure film opens with the animal being abducted and brought to a farm run by Garritty (David Warner), a borderline IRA sympathizer. After Irish authorities refuse to pay a 5 million pound ransom, sinister terrorist O'Rourke (Mickey Rourke) orders the horse to be shot, but before that happens, the animal escapes with Kevin (Tim Walsh), a stableboy who has run away from reform school. Kevin and the horse are subsequently befriended by a tinker (Ian Holm) and his granddaughter (Laura Murphy).
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Ian Holm
as Joseph Maguire
David Warner
as Garrity
Mickey Rourke
as Gavin O'Rourke
Tom Walsh
as Kevin
Andrew Connolly
as Concannon
Alan Barker
as Elliott Smyth
Billy Boyle
as Carrigan
Stephen Brennan
as Mr. Faloon
Virginia Cole
as Mrs. Garrity
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Not a great film, but entertaining enough. I would bet that many a young girl who loves loves LOVES horses would adore this movie. The most interesting thing about this movie is the fact that it is based upon the actual kidnapping of the horse, tho' they added a lot of things that weren't there in the actual history. It's cute and entertaining if you love horses.

Johanna Fugitt
Johanna Fugitt

I like this movie more for the location and cinematography than the story line, although the love story within it is sweet.

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