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Racing Stripes (2005)

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An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

Director:

Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

David Schmidt (story), Steven P. Wegner (story) | 3 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Morné Visser ... Reporter #2
Dawn Matthews ... Reporter #3
Matt Stern Matt Stern ... Reporter #4
John Lesley John Lesley ... Paddock Boss
Graeme Hawkins Graeme Hawkins ... Track Announcer
Tarryn Meaker ... Anthem Singer
Frankie Muniz ... Stripes (voice)
Mandy Moore ... Sandy (voice)
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Storyline

A young zebra is accidentally abandoned by the circus, but is found by a man and his daughter. On their farm, they are joined by an eclectic group of animals who eventually conspire to help the zebra cheat in order to win the Kentucky Open horse race. Written by David L

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Cheer 'til you're horse! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zig Zag, l'étalon zébré See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,920,052, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$49,772,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,754,475
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcon Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Allen was considered for the role of Nolan Walsh. See more »

Goofs

When Sir Trenton first sees his son racing Stripes, his owner/carer has just started to undo his rug and does not appear to undo the front two straps. When he rears, the front two straps appear to be undone as the rug slips straight off his body. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: Acid rain! Acid rain!
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Crazy Credits

The Alcon logo stretches into a stripe which becomes stripes on a zebra which becomes branches of a tree in the first scene and the movie begins. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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It Ain't Over Yet
Written by Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters and Eliot Kennedy
Produced by Bryan Adams
Performed by Bryan Adams
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Sleeping in a pool of sweat
25 December 2005 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

That you may suffer from a combination of "sleeping sickness" and diabetes is a distinct possibility if you watch Raising Stripes, a tedious and incompetent film, the sort that gives family films a bad name. There isn't a shred of originality in the plotting or performances, nor will you find any humor that doesn't depend on the release of some sort of excrement or intestinal gas.

I'd complain about the waste of the talents of Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, David Spade, Steve Harvey, Fred Thompson, and M. Emmet Walsh, but why bother? They're all adults and they signed on the dotted line to appear in voice or flesh in this trash. Before you fall asleep you might enjoy a few moments of South African scenery--masquerading as Kentucky--and some beautiful horseys.

Oh, well, the ten year old in the house liked it, sort of.


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