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Racing Stripes (2005)
Adventure,Comedy,Drama,Family,Sport
SouthAfrica / English
"His stripes made him an outcast. His heart made him a hero. "
An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.
Bruce Greenwood Nolan Walsh
Hayden Panettiere Channing Walsh
Caspar Poyck Mailman
Gary Bullock John Cooper
Wendie Malick Clara Dalrymple
M. Emmet Walsh Woodzie
Thandi Puren Reporter #1
Morne Visser Reporter #2
Dawn Matthews Reporter #3
Matt Stern Reporter #4
John Lesley Paddock Boss
Graeme Hawkins Track Announcer
Tarryn Downes Anthem Singer
Frankie Muniz Stripes (voice)
Mandy Moore Sandy (voice)
Director: Frederik Du Chau
Producer: Broderick Johnson,Andrew A. Kosove,Edward McDonnell,Lloyd Phillips
Writer: David Schmidt,Steven P. Wegner
Watch Stripes run...
Though I have been a dedicated visitor to IMDb since I have heard about it first in 2000, this... is my first user comment for a movie. And I am very proud to give it for Racing Stripes.

What shall I say about this movie? Talking animals, American humour, words, phrases and scenes which need to be in a racing movie. Is that all? No.

This is the story of a zebra who with the help of his animal friends and love of the daughter of his master, achieves the unthinkable - a race against the horses.

With a single zebra, these people have woven and created a celluloid which comes with ounces and ounces of passion, all for free. Right from the first scene when Stripes is introduced until the last flash of the race, passion is one word with which we are gripped. Stripes, the hero of the movie, steals our hearts with its innocent expressions, cute barking and an iron-fisted ambition.

A humble movie with a great animal team, good actors, visual effects, applaudable cinematography and editing,... wait. There is something which I am missing. Yes. Those unmistakable moments when the sounds and visuals speak to us. Flashes, slow motions, brilliant ups and downs of music and much much more which made all those animals' expressions visible and audible even when they don't speak. The shot by shot translation of the moods and motivation for the racing zebra build the whole movie.

Leave all to your imagination. Watch Stripes begin that run. Those minutes, I couldn't close my eyelids even for a routine blink.

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Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Imdb rating: 5.3
Musician: Mark Isham
Running time: 102 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3