• Running Free (2000)

Running Free

Release Date: June 2nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

G |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

In 1914, Lucky, a young foal, is born aboard a German supply steamer transporting his mother and other workhorses to Africa. Soon parted from his mother and terribly vulnerable, the foal is adopted by an orphaned stable boy in a mining town. When the town evacuates due to encroaching war, Lucky is abandoned and ventures into the surrounding desert. Following the lead of a young Bushman girl and later an Oryx antelope, the foal learns how to survive in the harsh setting.

Cast: Chase Moore, Jan Decleir, Maria Geelbooi, Arie Verveen, Lukas Haas, Robin Smith, Nicholas Trueb, Patrick Lyster

Director: Sergey Bodrov

Genres: Drama , Children , Animated

Production Co: Reperage, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Survival, Inspiring, Growing up, Mother, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    There's no spirit of adventure to separate this one from the pack. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    It's probably best to leave talking animal stories in the care of comedic filmmakers. show more

  • 50
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    It is aimed primarily at children, and its affectionate treatment of animals is certain to please most of them. show more

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