Horse Crazy

  • 2002
  • Movie
  • G
  • Adventure, Children's

Little cowpokes will enjoy this bland, warm-and-fuzzy appreciation of a kid's best friend — his horse. Fourth-grader Tyler (Michael Gauser) becomes captivated by a classroom film called "Wild Mustangs of Nevada" and bugs his classmate, Stoney (Jonny Cronin), to join him in a pilgrimage to Mustang country. Tyler learns that his teenage brother, Brad...read more

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Little cowpokes will enjoy this bland, warm-and-fuzzy appreciation of a kid's best friend — his horse. Fourth-grader Tyler (Michael Gauser) becomes captivated by a classroom film called "Wild Mustangs of Nevada" and bugs his classmate, Stoney (Jonny Cronin), to join him in a pilgrimage to Mustang country. Tyler learns that his teenage brother, Brad (Arizona Taylor), plans to visit a girlfriend in Clarkston, Nev., so Stoney, Tyler and Tyler's bratty sister, Sam (Brittany Armstrong), all stow away in big brother's car. Brad discovers his extra cargo when the car conks out and while he seeks assistance, the kids wander off to rope their dream horse. Brad hitches a ride with horse owner J. P. Henderson (Craig Costello) and his attractive granddaughter, Andi (Elizabeth Johnson), but finds the tykes missing when they return to the car. Unbeknownst to J.P., his foreman, Ray (Marvin Payne), is conspiring to steal the Henderson Family's $10,00,000 champion horse, but when his nefarious cohorts, Luke (Scott Subiono) and Karl (Dalin Christiansen), accost J.P. and Andi, the spirited steed takes off. The thoroughbred trots by the children, who adopt it. Luke and Karl subsequently dupe the kids out of their prize, but they quickly figure out that the crooks lied about ownering the horse and retaliate. As Brad and Andi scour the canyons for the kiddies, Luke and Karl kidnap them. Can the small fry rescue their grown-up rescuers and make fools out of the professional horse thieves? Combining kid-friendly platitudes with HOME ALONE-style slapstick, this family adventure doles out mild thrills. It should appeal equally to children who grew up on ranches and those who've never made it past a pony ride at the county fair.

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: G
  • Review: Little cowpokes will enjoy this bland, warm-and-fuzzy appreciation of a kid's best friend — his horse. Fourth-grader Tyler (Michael Gauser) becomes captivated by a classroom film called "Wild Mustangs of Nevada" and bugs his classmate, Stoney (Jonny C… (more)

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