"From its turbulent beginning in a storm-swept sea to its unforgettable horse race finale, 'The Black Stallion' (from Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios) is a movie landmark. One of the most highly praised productions of 1979, Carroll Ballard's film is a wonderful experience for adults and for kids. When a shipwreck leaves a courageous young boy Alec (Kelly Reno) and ""The Black"" - a wild Arabian stallion - stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them.
Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer, Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney). Recognising the winning combination of The Black's remarkable spirit and Alec's unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head to head with the world's best thorougbreds in the race of the century."
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