Hidalgo Movie

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Who's Involved:

Joe Johnston, Viggo Mortensen, John Fusco, Malcolm McDowell, Casey Silver, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Peter Mensah, Adam Alexi-Malle

adventure violence, some mild innuendo
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, "Hidalgo" is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire - a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian Desert - was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy Sheik invited an American and his horse to enter the race for the first time. Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the US cavalry who had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik (Omar Sharif) would put his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders - some of whom were determined to prevent the foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse, Hidalgo, attempt the impossible.

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Who stars in Hidalgo: Cast List

Thirteen Lives, Crimes of the Future  

She Will, Silent Hill: Revelations 3D  

10,000 B.C., Lawrence of Arabia  

The Namesake, Vivaldi  



Who's making Hidalgo: Crew List

A look at the Hidalgo behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Joe Johnston last directed The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Captain America: The First Avenger. The film's writer John Fusco last wrote The Highwaymen and The Shack.


John Fusco


Casey Silver

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Production: What we know about Hidalgo?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Hidalgo Release Date: When was the film released?

Hidalgo was released in 2004 on Friday, March 5, 2004 (). There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including The Reckoning and Starsky & Hutch.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

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