Hidalgo

Hidalgo

DVD - 2004 | Fullscreen
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In the 1890's Frank T. Hopkins, a former U.S. Cavalry dispatch rider who is haunted by memories of what he saw at the battle of Wounded Knee, and his mustang Hidalgo, are performing in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, billed as the greatest horse and rider the West has ever known. This leads them to be invited to run in the 3,000 mile endurance race across the Middle Eastern desert, the Ocean of Fire, by one of the leading Arabian Sheiks. The race soon becomes not only a matter of pride and honor for Frank, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.

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10000mefest
Nov 23, 2020

A very well put together movie, based on the true story of Frank T. Hopkins and his amazing mustang (horse). Hopkins was famous for his long distance racing success, he won over 400 of them, during the early to mid nineteen hundreds.

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RayBlanch
Dec 16, 2019

Is only very, very loosely based on any true event(s), but mostly fictional. Despite & ignoring that, based on it's own merits is a fun film, an interesting adventure, and family film given that no excessive violence/sex/language was used, nor needed, in the making of this film (which is refreshing). Great film IMHO.

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elfiereads
Aug 06, 2019

Love this movie...great story

Don't let the "Based on a true story" fool you. This is 99.99% fiction and that's okay. It's fun entertainment. Just don't think it's a biography of a real person and real events or real anything for that matter. Snack on some veggie chips and baba ganoush.

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tuaboy
Mar 01, 2018

I enjoyed this movie very much. Well written, acted cowboy yarn, based in truth.

Historical inaccuracies and controversies aside, Hidalgo is my favorite 'Western' (or should it be called 'Eastern? Middle Eastern?). Viggo Mortensen pulls it off well, the titular horse is just as much a character as everyone else, and it's above all FUN.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 19, 2017

Viggo Mortensen totally nailed this role. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, laughing and hardly breathing. I expect to rewatch it several times in the future!

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gloogai
Feb 20, 2017

Didn't realize this was a Disney production. Very American and predictable, but not bad.

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mikeedm
Dec 23, 2016

Enjoyed watching this movie, interesting from start to finish.

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patch666
Mar 19, 2016

Viggo is always great !!!

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 19, 2017

Violence: Hidalgo contains wild west violence, involving guns, spears, and swords. Not gory or disgusting though

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