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Director: Michael Mayer

Cast: Michael Mayer, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman


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A young woman pins her hopes and dreams on a maverick horse in this drama based on the classic novel by Mary O'Hara. Katy (Alison Lohman) is the teenage daughter of a horse rancher (Tim McGraw) who is grooming his son to take over the family business, while Katy is sent to anSee more details below


A young woman pins her hopes and dreams on a maverick horse in this drama based on the classic novel by Mary O'Hara. Katy (Alison Lohman) is the teenage daughter of a horse rancher (Tim McGraw) who is grooming his son to take over the family business, while Katy is sent to an exclusive private school where she feels like a misfit. One day, while out riding, Katy finds a wild horse, a beautiful black mustang, and she feels an emotional connection with the animal. While her father is convinced having a mustang around his herd will be bad for both his thoroughbred ponies and the wild horse, Katy is certain she can break the strong-willed steed and make him a champion, and she even gives the horse a name -- Flicka. As Katy struggles to tame the headstrong Flicka, she also tries to prove to her father that she knows horses as well as he does, and that she's every bit as capable of running the ranch as her brother. Also starring Maria Bello and Ryan Kwanten, Flicka was previously adapted for the screen as My Friend Flicka in 1943.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Two kindred misfit spirits form an emotional bond in the Wyoming mountain wilderness in this ravishingly photographed adaptation of Mary O'Hara's resilient coming-of-age novel, the inspiration as well for 1943's My Friend Flicka and its two sequels. Alison Lohman stars here as Katy, a headstrong young woman whose heart and head are in her family's ranch, if not in her studies. After turning in a blank final exam, she is danger of having to repeat a year at her financially draining boarding school. She gets a new lease on life when she befriends a wild mustang, whom she names Flicka (it means "beautiful girl"). Straight away, she butts heads with her father (Tim McGraw, following up his memorable performance in Friday Night Lights) over her determination to train Flicka. Dad is also torn between someday turning over the ranch to his son (who confides to Katy that he doesn't like ranching and is instead opting for college) and selling the precious land to developers, much to Katy's outrage. It is up to his peacekeeper wife (Maria Bello) to state the obvious: "When are you gonna look at your daughter and realize she's you?" Flicka trots out all the clichés, but it's hard not to get swept up in the breathtaking scenery and Katy and Flicka's redemptive friendship. The PG rating is for the mildest of profanity and an intense, stormy encounter with a mountain lion. But for kids who love horse movies and parents looking for old-fashioned family entertainment, Flicka will make your heart gallop.

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20th Century Fox
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[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Music video of Tim McGraw's smash hit "My Little Girl" ; Audio commentary by director Michael Mayer; Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Michael Mayer ; Blooper and gag reel

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim McGraw Rob McLaughlin
Maria Bello Nell McLaughlin
Alison Lohman Katy McLaughlin
Ryan Kwanten Howard McLaughlin
Dallas Roberts Gus
Kaylee DeFer Miranda Koop
Daniel Pino Jack
Jeffrey Nordling Rick Koop
Dey Young Esther Koop
Nick Searcy Norbert Rye
Buck Taylor Wagner
Wade Williams Man With Clipboard
David Burton Rider #6
John O'Brien Mr. Masterson
Armie Hammer Male Prefect
Elizabeth Emery Gracie
Bob Tallman Rodeo Announcer
Angelines Santana Rodeo Worker
Emma Ritchie Honor Student
Gene McLaughlin Trick Roper
Aaron Zigman Conductor

Technical Credits
Michael Mayer Director
Julie Adair Stunts
Jason Alexander Musical Direction/Supervision
Danielle Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean C.J. Bone Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Borck Art Director
Shelley Peterson Boyle Stunts
Richard L. Bucher Stunts
Heather Burton-Gibson Stunts
Mark Byers Special Effects Supervisor
Trav W. Cadwell Stunts
Jim Carnahan Casting
Derek Casari Action Director
J.J. Dashnaw Stunts
Darrell Craig Davis Stunts
Rebecca DeHerrera Makeup
Scott Dougherty Executive Producer
Tom Douglas Songwriter
Lynne Eagan Makeup
Tonia Forsberg Stunts
Furious FX Animator
Dana W. Gonzales Camera Operator
Kevin Halloran Co-producer
Ryan James Happy Stunts
Dwayne Hargo Stunts
Kanin Howell Stunts
John Jones Stunts
Lawrence Konner Screenwriter
Mandi Line Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles E. Logan Stunts
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Mindy Marin Casting
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Tim McGraw Songwriter
Cliff McLaughlin Stunts
Doug Metzger Asst. Director
Chris Moseley Camera Operator
J. Michael Muro Cinematographer
Kori Murray Stunts
Gil Netter Producer
De Anna Panian Stunts
Jim Pratt Stunts
Susan J. Purkhiser Stunts
Natalie Richards Set Decoration/Design
JD Roberto Stunts
Mark Rosenthal Screenwriter
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
Dave A. Santos Camera Operator
Ben Scott Stunts
Wesley Scott Stunts
J.C. Selvester Stunts
Sharon Seymour Production Designer
Mandy Shipskey Stunts
Russell Solberg Stunts
Nancy Thurston Stunts
Elliot Tyson Sound Mixer
Paul Urmson Sound/Sound Designer
Richard van Dyke Sound/Sound Designer
Raliegh Wilson Stunts
Aaron Zigman Score Composer

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