PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Western
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
Robert Redford broke a toe in filming when a horse stepped on it. Sam Neill trod on his foot shortly after and the two had a falling out that slowed filming for 2 months.
When Tom is working on the horse outdoors, close-ups show a rope halter while wider shots show the horse wearing leather.
The film formats the early scenes at a 1.85: 1 aspect ratio, and the Montana scenes at a wider 2.35: 1 aspect ratio. The Blu-ray release keeps everything at a 2.35: 1 aspect ratio, because if one tried to reproduce both aspect ratios on a Blu-ray, the picture would get smaller during the Montana scenes instead of wider. The screen on an HDTV cannot expand.
$13,685,488 (USA) (17 May 1998)