Hidalgo Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, March 5 , 2004

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Hidalgo Plot: What's the story?

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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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Hidalgo?

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.


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Production Timeline: When did the Hidalgo come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Hidalgo Release Date: When was it released?

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

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

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