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Moondance Alexander (2007)

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »

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Michael Damian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Panabaker ... Moondance Alexander
Don Johnson ... Dante Longpre
Lori Loughlin ... Gelsey Alexander
James Best ... Buck McClancy
Sasha Cohen ... Fiona Hughes
Whitney Sloan ... Megan Montgomery
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben Wilson
Aedan Tomney Aedan Tomney ... Josh Wilson
Greg Lawson ... Miles
Tom Carey ... Tom Wyman
Meghan Duffy Meghan Duffy ... Jessie
Landon Liboiron ... Freddie
Julia Maxwell ... Rachel
Mimi Gianopulos ... Bella
Kirk Heuser Kirk Heuser ... Announcer
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Storyline

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle. Written by anonymous

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Inspired By A True Story See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Pferd für Moondance See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,427, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$37,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,895
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kay Panabaker and Lori Laughlin both previously co-starred on "Summerland". They were reunited for "Moondance Alexander". See more »

Goofs

When Checkers gets up from colicing, Moondance doesn't have a lead rope on him, when it cuts back to her, a red lead rope is clipped onto Checkers' halter. See more »

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References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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It Only Gets Better
Written by Larry Weir
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Great little horse movie, unfortunately underrated
21 June 2017 | by brightbrumbySee all my reviews

I've got to say, this is one of my favorite horse movies out there. It shows the tale of a different and quirky girl meeting a different and quirky horse who just want to fit in a little more. It also shows that sometimes being different is the best way to fit in- something almost no other horse movie shows. The only things that I don't really like is that at first, Moondance clearly doesn't know much about horses but yet still knows how to ride and knows some of the terms (example: "forelock"). I also thought it was a bit of a cliché to make the very girls who bully her at school also her rivals in the horse world. But it's a beautiful movie, so it doesn't really matter. This cute little movie is unfortunately underrated and I can't figure out why. It shows that being different is okay and you can do your own thing and I love the way it shows the magical connection that there should be between a horse and rider. The fact that this movie is based on a true story is even more magical. It tugged at my heartstrings. All the actors also suited their characters very well and were great at playing them. I couldn't imagine this movie any other way. If you're looking for a horse movie that's something a bit different with a moral, look no further!


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