Hidalgo (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Adam Alexi-Malle Aziz
Silas Carson Katib
Louise Lombard Lady Anne Davenport
Adoni Maropis Sakr
Peter Mensah Jaffa
Viggo Mortensen Frank T. Hopkins
Harsh Nayyar Yusef
Zuleikha Robinson Jazira
Omar Sharif The Shiek
J.K. Simmons Buffalo Bill Cody
Saïd Taghmaoui Prince Bin al Reeh
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Adventure; Western
Director Joe Johnston
Producer Casey Silver
Writer John Fusco
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 135 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.6
Plot
Actor Viggo Mortensen made his first starring appearance in a film after his breakthrough performance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy with this period adventure. Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen) is a U.S. Cavalry officer who earned a reputation as one of the fastest and most daring riders in the West; however, after taking part in the bloody massacre at Wounded Knee, Hopkins becomes disenchanted with the Cavalry, and once his hitch is up, he takes a job as a rider with a seedy touring Wild West show. During an engagement in New York, Hopkins meets Aziz (Adam Alexi-Malle), an associate of wealthy Bedouin Sheikh Riyadh (Omar Sharif), who knows of Hopkins' talents and wants him to take part in "The Ocean of Fire," an annual 3,000-mile desert horse race running from Arabia to Iraq. Hopkins accepts the invitation and sails to the Middle East with his trusty mustang Hidalgo without knowing just what he's getting himself into. Once he arrives, Hopkins learns that the punishing race course claims the lives of nearly half its contestants, and that most of his competitors ride pure-bred Arabian stallions and do not regard Hidalgo and his master as worthy adversaries. Temporarily exiled to a land where freedom eludes the multitudes and class and wealth define one's fate, Hopkins finds himself riding for both honor and principle, with the support of Riyadh and his beautiful, headstrong daughter, Jazira (Zuleikha Robinson), though the Sheikh's nephew Katib (Silas Carson) is equally determined to see Hopkins go down in defeat. Hidalgo was directed by Joe Johnston, who previously worked with animals on the run in Jumanji and Jurassic Park III. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 284
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936228120
Chapters 18
Release Date 8/3/2004
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby