Monday, April 30, 2012

Phar Lap: Heart of A Nation

Phar Lap: Heart of A Nation

I love animal movies, esp horse and dog movies and saw a recent trailer on this movie I hadn't seen since it first came out in '83 when we lived in Fresno. When we saw this true story, we'd never heard of Phar Lap, the Red Terror or Bobby as he was called by some. Phar Lap was an amazing Australian thoroughbred racehorse who was almost shot to death by criminals. This movie tells the remarkable love a stable boy has for this amazing horse, sleeping outside his stall everynight to protect Phar Lap. He is considered to be in the top all-time 100 racehorses at number 22. If you haved seen this film and haven't seen it for years or haven't seen it, you need to buy it from an independent seller, as amazon doesn't carry it. And, the version I have is the director's cut, which is what you'll get. Phar Lap's death has been shrouded in mystery for many years until most recently. I would see the movie before researching the rest of the story like I did.

I give this film a huge 5 stars.

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