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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer." In this documentary, director Cindy Meehl gets to know the real-life Buck as she reveals his fascinating story about how an abusive childhood helped teach him the compassion and insight needed to train horses, not with punishment but by treating them the way he would treat humans -- with respect.


Director: Cindy Meehl

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Buck (2011)

Release Date: June 17th, 2011|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • July 21, 2011 davidxaviersdad
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    An amazing & magical movie! My only complaint is it was too short!

  • July 21, 2011 joesusalyn
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    Excellent documentary film. Enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it.

  • July 20, 2011 sc00000015068241
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    I like horse stories.

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'Buck' at Hot Docs: Move Over Cesar Millan, the Horse Whisperer Is Here

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Monika Bartyzel on May 6, 2011

'Buck' is the kind of sweet, easily enjoyable film that grows on you. It might focus on the inspiration for Robert Redford's 'The Horse Whisperer,' but it doesn't have the Hollywood buzz. It doesn...

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