War Horse (2011)

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From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
War Horse Release Date
In Theaters December 28, 2011
War Horse Credits
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Stephen Graham, David Kross, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Revel Guest, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks SKG
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by Katey Rich March 22, 2012 discussion comments
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by David Wharton February 23, 2012 discussion comments
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by Jesse Carp January 3, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich December 28, 2011 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich December 22, 2011 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich December 21, 2011 discussion comments
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by David Wharton December 2, 2011 discussion comments
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by Kelly West November 22, 2011 discussion comments
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by Sean O'Connell November 1, 2011 discussion comments
New War Horse Trailer Demands That You Be Brave New War Horse Trailer Demands That You Be Brave
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by Katey Rich October 4, 2011 discussion comments
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Steven Spielberg's War Horse Is Lit By Sunset In A New Poster Steven Spielberg's War Horse Is Lit By Sunset In A New Poster
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by Katey Rich September 27, 2011 discussion comments
Watch Steven Spielberg's Stunning War Horse Trailer Watch Steven Spielberg's Stunning War Horse Trailer
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by Josh Tyler June 29, 2011 discussion comments
First Official Images From Steven Spielberg's War Horse First Official Images From Steven Spielberg's War Horse
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by Katey Rich March 11, 2011 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich August 31, 2010 discussion comments
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by Will LeBlanc December 17, 2009 discussion comments
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