History Film / Hidalgo

1st Apr '18 5:50:24 PM CaptEquinox
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Numerous mooks, Native-Indians, and extras actually die first, but the Nubian servant is the first significant (named) character to kick the bucket.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Numerous mooks, Native-Indians, and extras actually die first, but the Nubian servant Jaffa is the first significant (named) character to kick the bucket.
16th Feb '18 8:59:49 PM gjjones
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* BerserkButton: "[[PreMortemOneLiner Nobody hurts my horse.]]" ''*yank*''



* JerkAss: Prince Bin Al Reeh isn't one of the main villains nor in league with them, but repeatedly talks down to Frank on account of his being American and tries to scare him out of the race, bribes British soldiers to deny him water at the well, and runs away during a raider attack (though to be fair, he does it to save the object of the raid, Al-Hattal, and the sheikh praises him for it). Jazira, who's to become his fifth wife, has a very low opinion of him. He gets better when Frank wins the race, congratulating him and praising Hidalgo's skill.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Prince Bin Al Reeh isn't one of the main villains nor in league with them, but repeatedly talks down to Frank on account of his being American and tries to scare him out of the race, bribes British soldiers to deny him water at the well, and runs away during a raider attack (though to be fair, he does it to save the object of the raid, Al-Hattal, and the sheikh praises him for it). Jazira, who's to become his fifth wife, has a very low opinion of him. He gets better when Frank wins the race, congratulating him and praising Hidalgo's skill.



* PreMortemOneLiner: "Nobody hurts my horse."

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* PreMortemOneLiner: "Nobody Frank gives one before he sends [[spoiler:Katib]] falling into his own trap.
-->'''Frank:''' Nobody
hurts my horse."
7th Feb '18 4:10:48 AM jormis29
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Hopkins is then invited to compete in a famous Arabian race, the Ocean of Fire, three thousand miles across some of the hottest, most forbidding desert in the world. While there he meets Sheikh Riyadh (Omar Sharif), owner of Al-Hattal, the most perfect Arabian horse in the world at that time, who loves tales of the American West; the sheikh's daughter, Jazira (Zuleikha Robinson), who rides like the wind and is not at all the meek Bedouin woman she pretends to be, and who is promised to the Prince riding Al-Hattal; Lady Anne Davenport (Louise Lombard), owner of a gray Arabian mare whom she wishes to breed with Al-Hattal; and Prince Bin Al Reeh (Said Taghmaoui), who wants Al-Hattal - and Jazira - for his own.

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Hopkins is then invited to compete in a famous Arabian race, the Ocean of Fire, three thousand miles across some of the hottest, most forbidding desert in the world. While there he meets Sheikh Riyadh (Omar Sharif), owner of Al-Hattal, the most perfect Arabian horse in the world at that time, who loves tales of the American West; the sheikh's daughter, Jazira (Zuleikha Robinson), who rides like the wind and is not at all the meek Bedouin woman she pretends to be, and who is promised to the Prince riding Al-Hattal; Lady Anne Davenport (Louise Lombard), owner of a gray Arabian mare whom she wishes to breed with Al-Hattal; and Prince Bin Al Reeh (Said Taghmaoui), (Creator/SaidTaghmaoui), who wants Al-Hattal - and Jazira - for his own.
9th Sep '17 11:12:03 AM lorgskyegon
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The sheikh tries using Frank's six-gun during the raid. He accidentally fires one into the ground and misses the others by a wide margin, clearly not knowing how to shoot a pistol.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The sheikh tries using Frank's six-gun during the raid. He accidentally fires one into the ground and misses the others by a wide margin, clearly not knowing how to shoot a pistol. On the other hand...
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Frank manages to shoot the rifle out of Katib's hand, hit the ground by the feet of the well guard while shooting backwards and riding away, and hit one of Katib's men while shooting up without looking.
9th Sep '17 10:50:44 AM lorgskyegon
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* BadassGrandpa: The sheikh is able to win sword fights against raiders half his age. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Not that it helps him with using Frank's Colt]].


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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The sheikh tries using Frank's six-gun during the raid. He accidentally fires one into the ground and misses the others by a wide margin, clearly not knowing how to shoot a pistol.
9th Sep '17 10:40:51 AM lorgskyegon
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* OhCrap: Most noticeably when Frank first sees the sandstorm and when the sheikh tells him he's going to be castrated.
5th Sep '17 2:16:32 PM Droemar
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** Lady Davenport also appears to be a nod to or an Expy of Lady Anne Blunt, who genuinely was the driving force responsible for the al-Khamsa or "asil" Crabbet Arabian line. She was one of the first Europeans to encounter Bedouin tribes, which she wrote about extensively. In real life she ended up buying starved horses from a bankrupt stud in Egypt, which is considerably less exciting than the movie's portrayal.
4th Sep '17 9:02:47 PM Peteman
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* EunuchsAreEvil: Inverted, ''hard'', with Jaffa.

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* EunuchsAreEvil: Inverted, ''hard'', with Jaffa.
21st May '17 10:57:05 AM nombretomado
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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Lady Anne Davenport (Louise Lombard) wears some simply stunning [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] riding outfits.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Lady Anne Davenport (Louise Lombard) wears some simply stunning [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] riding outfits.



* [[VictorianBritain The Victorian Era]]: The movie is set in 1891.
28th Apr '17 7:40:54 PM Mdumas43073
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''Our culture revolves around our sacred horses.''

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''Our ->''"Our culture revolves around our sacred horses.''
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