The Black Stallion Poster

The Black Stallion

Release Date: October 17th, 1979

G|1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Alec (Kelly Reno) encounters a magnificent black Arabian horse while traveling aboard a steamship around the coast of North Africa with his father (Hoyt Axton). When a disaster destroys the ship, Alec frees the horse and escapes with it to a nearby island, where they form a close bond. When Alec is rescued, he insists the horse be rescued too, and both return to America. There, Alec and former jockey Henry (Mickey Rooney) work to train the horse, which Alec names "The Black," for a race.

Cast: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Children, Adventure

Distributor: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

watch online

ratings & reviews

view all
  • The first hour of this movie belongs among the great filmgoing experiences. It is described as an epic, and earns the description. show more

  • This touching and beautifully photographed, if slightly overlong, tale of a boy and his horse follows the escapades of young Alec Ramsey (Reno), who is traveling across the ocean with his father. show more

  • Generations from now, when people talk about horse movies, they won't be talking about "National Velvet" or "My Friend Flicka," they'll be talking about the majestic beauty of Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion. [07 Feb 1980]

See all critic reviews on

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
  • Netflix
  • Itunes Store
  • Amazon Com
  • Hulu
  • Youtube
  • Redbox
  • Vudu
  • Cinemanow
  • Hbo
  • Showtime