Tagline: Some passions can never be tamed.
Director/actor/producer Billy Bob Thornton's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's coming-of-age novel depicts the story of a Texas teenager, John Grady Cole, Matt Damon who finds himself alone in the world after his mother sells the ranch where he grew up, forcing him to leave the only life he has ever known. Joined by his pal Lacey Rawlins, Henry Thomas, John Grady sets off on horseback for Mexico where the cowboy life still exists. On their way south, the two precocious horsemen encounter a variety of adventures, pick up a sidekick-a 13-year-old misfit named Blevins, played by Lucas Black-and eventually arrive at a hacienda where they are hired to break horses.
There, John Grady falls into an ill-fated romance with Alejandra, Penelope Cruz, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. It is a disaster that leads to arrest, Mexican jail and a murder in self-defense-and ultimately proves to be John Grady's greatest test of maturity and manhood.
This Western/Romance is rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality.
Aside from the aforementioned, this film stars Ruben Blades as Rocha, Miriam Colon as Dona Alfonsa and Jesse Plemmons as the young Grady.
This film was directed and produced by Billy Bob Thronton, Produced by Robert Salarno, adapted for the silver screen by Ted Tally, and released by Miramax.
The Original Music Score was composed by Marty Staurt.
In its second week out, the first in the top ten, this movie made $ 4,860,556, giving it a running total of $9,037,022.
Its running time is 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Official Site: www.miramax2000.com/horses/. - Albawaba.com.