Lightning: The White Stallion (1986)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this drama, Barney Ingram (Mickey Rooney) is a gambler who's lost his money, only to discover his favorite horse Lightning has been stolen. A young woman with severe vision problems named Stephanie (Isabel Lorca) is the only one able to ride Lightning to a sure victory. A group of tough-talking gangsters have taken the horse but suggest some kind of a deal can be cut. If Stephanie, with the help of a feisty and sharp stable owner (Susan George), can manage to pull off a victory in an upcoming horse race, she will be able to get the money for the surgery that could restore her sight, with plenty left over for everyone else.

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rescue, animal, champion, family, gambling, horse, horse-racing, racing, robbery