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Hidalgo

Hidalgo

Viggo Mortensen
Director: Joe Johnston Cast: Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
, Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
, Louise Lombard
Louise Lombard
Joe Johnston

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Overview

Actor Viggo Mortensen made his first starring appearance in a film after his breakthrough performance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy with this period adventure. Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen) is a U.S. Cavalry officer who earned a reputation as one of the fastest and most daring riders in the West; however, after taking part in the bloody massacre at Wounded Knee, Hopkins becomes disenchanted with the Cavalry, and once his hitch is up, he takes a job as a rider with a seedy touring Wild West show. During an engagement in New York, Hopkins meets Aziz (Adam Alexi-Malle), an associate of wealthy Bedouin Sheikh Riyadh (Omar Sharif), who knows of Hopkins' talents and wants him to take part in "The Ocean of Fire," an annual 3,000-mile desert horse race running from Arabia to Iraq. Hopkins accepts the invitation and sails to the Middle East with his trusty mustang Hidalgo without knowing just what he's getting himself into. Once he arrives, Hopkins learns that the punishing race course claims the lives of nearly half its contestants, and that most of his competitors ride pure-bred Arabian stallions and do not regard Hidalgo and his master as worthy adversaries. Temporarily exiled to a land where freedom eludes the multitudes and class and wealth define one's fate, Hopkins finds himself riding for both honor and principle, with the support of Riyadh and his beautiful, headstrong daughter, Jazira (Zuleikha Robinson), though the Sheikh's nephew Katib (Silas Carson) is equally determined to see Hopkins go down in defeat. Hidalgo was directed by Joe Johnston, who previously worked with animals on the run in Jumanji and Jurassic Park III.


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Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
UPC: 0786936756159
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:16:00
Sales rank: 5,657

Special Features

"Sand & Celluoid" making-of featurette - a behind-the-scenes look at the special effects and the adventure of Hidalgo; "America's First Horse" - venture beyond the movie to the incredible story of Hidalgo's ancestors, The Spanish Mustangs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Viggo Mortensen Frank T. Hopkins
Omar Sharif Sheikh Riyadh
Louise Lombard Lady Anne Davenport
Saïd Taghmaoui Prince Bin al Reeh
Peter Mensah Jaffa
Malcolm McDowell Actor
J.K. Simmons Buffalo Bill Cody
Zuleikha Robinson Jazira
Adam Alexi-Malle Aziz
Silas Carson Katib
Adoni Maropis Sakr
Harsh Nayyar Yusef
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman Chief Eagle Horn
Elizabeth Berridge Annie Oakley
Victor Talmadge Rau Rasmussen
Frank Collison Texas Jack
Jerry Hardin Nate Salisbury
C. Thomas Howell Preston Webb
David Midthunder Black Coyote
Sven Ole Thorsen Actor

Technical Credits
Joe Johnston Director
Nate Bruckner Associate Producer
Patricia Carr Co-producer
Kevin Constant Art Director
Robert Dalva Editor
Mary H. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
William M. Elvin Asst. Director
Nancy Foy Casting
John Fusco Screenwriter
Julie Hanks Associate Producer
Gregory Scott Hooper Set Decoration/Design
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Shelly Johnson Cinematographer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Luigi Quintili Art Director
Barry Robison Production Designer
Chris Salvaterra Associate Producer
Casey Silver Producer
Don Zepfel Executive Producer

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