History Film / Hidalgo

20th Mar '16 1:04:53 AM CaptEquinox
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* DidTheResearch: On the basis that Frank was supposed to be part Indian (some Indian people have apparently verified that he was), the filmmakers employed Lakotah extras and consultants, holy men and elders to make sure these parts of the story were accurate. Screenwriter John Fusco also wrote ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'', which also used Lakotah actors, extras and consultants. The (actual) Ghost Dancers in ''Hidalgo'' are the same ones seen dancing in ''Thunderheart''.

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* DidTheResearch: On the basis that Frank was supposed to be part Indian (some Indian people have apparently verified that he was), was -- his name was Kaiyuzeya Sunkanyanke, "Far Rider"), the filmmakers employed Lakotah extras and consultants, holy men and elders to make sure these parts of the story were accurate. Screenwriter John Fusco also wrote ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'', which also used Lakotah actors, extras and consultants. The (actual) Ghost Dancers in ''Hidalgo'' are the same ones seen dancing in ''Thunderheart''.
14th Nov '15 11:14:01 PM nombretomado
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''Hidalgo'' has chases, shootouts, rescues, and triumphs over unbelievable odds. It is anything but a true story, but, to quote RogerEbert, "... if you do not have some secret place in your soul that still responds even a little to brave cowboys, beautiful princesses and noble horses, then you are way too grown up and need to cut back on cable news. And please ignore any tiresome scolds who complain that the movie is not really based on fact. Duh."

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''Hidalgo'' has chases, shootouts, rescues, and triumphs over unbelievable odds. It is anything but a true story, but, to quote RogerEbert, Creator/RogerEbert, "... if you do not have some secret place in your soul that still responds even a little to brave cowboys, beautiful princesses and noble horses, then you are way too grown up and need to cut back on cable news. And please ignore any tiresome scolds who complain that the movie is not really based on fact. Duh."
12th Jul '15 9:41:36 PM Tallens
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* DeadlyDustStorm: One of the many obstacles faced by the contestants.
24th Mar '15 2:43:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* DidTheResearch: On the basis that Frank was supposed to be part Indian (some Indian people have apparently verified that he was), the filmmakers employed Lakotah extras and consultants, holy men and elders to make sure these parts of the story were accurate. Screenwriter John Fusco also wrote ''{{Thunderheart}}'', which also used Lakotah actors, extras and consultants. The (actual) Ghost Dancers in ''Hidalgo'' are the same ones seen dancing in ''Thunderheart''.

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* DidTheResearch: On the basis that Frank was supposed to be part Indian (some Indian people have apparently verified that he was), the filmmakers employed Lakotah extras and consultants, holy men and elders to make sure these parts of the story were accurate. Screenwriter John Fusco also wrote ''{{Thunderheart}}'', ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'', which also used Lakotah actors, extras and consultants. The (actual) Ghost Dancers in ''Hidalgo'' are the same ones seen dancing in ''Thunderheart''.
31st Dec '14 10:54:01 AM Javertshark13
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* KarmicDeath: Katib is killed by his own trap.
9th Dec '14 4:42:10 AM Religion0
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* TruthInTelevision: The subplot about the careful breeding of al-Khamsa Arabian horses is real. That little record book used as the [[=MacGuffin=]] in the big kidnap plot is real too. It contains the al-Khamsa breeding record and is worth the price of every horse in that race, plus the prize money and the extra $10,000 for Frank's gun. [[http://www.davenport.org Davenport Arabians]], descended from these bloodlines, also exist, although [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Davenport the real Davenport]] was a male American artist, not a spoiled British lady aristocrat.

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* TruthInTelevision: The subplot about the careful breeding of al-Khamsa Arabian horses is real. That little record book used as the [[=MacGuffin=]] MacGuffin in the big kidnap plot is real too. It contains the al-Khamsa breeding record and is worth the price of every horse in that race, plus the prize money and the extra $10,000 for Frank's gun. [[http://www.davenport.davenporthorses.org Davenport Arabians]], descended from these bloodlines, also exist, although [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Davenport the real Davenport]] was a male American artist, not a spoiled British lady aristocrat.
5th Sep '14 7:28:18 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The story is based closely on tales told by the real life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hopkins Frank Hopkins]] about his life and was marketed as BasedOnATrueStory. The real life Frank Hopkins is now believed to have made the whole thing up.
1st Jun '14 12:03:55 AM HermioneP
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* {{Badass}}: Frank.
** Jaffa as well.

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* {{Badass}}: {{Badass}}:
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Frank.
** Jaffa as well.Jaffa



* CoolHorse: Lots and lots of them. Watch for the smaller horses who raise their tails up high as they move; they are the genuine article.

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* CoolHorse: Lots and lots of them. Watch for the smaller horses who raise their tails up high as they move; they are the genuine article. article.
* DeadpanSnarker: Frank
30th May '14 8:30:21 AM HermioneP
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* AllStarCast: Creator/ViggoMortensen and Omar Sharif in primary roles to name a couple, with Peter Mensah, MalcolmMcDowell, and JKSimmons in supporting roles.



-->'''Aziz.''' His excellency is most reckless, sending a slave with no [balls] to do a man's job.
-->'''Jaffa.''' Know this, Aziz. If any harm has befallen the child, I shall remove your head myself.
* FakeMixedRace: The leading character is played by Creator/ViggoMortensen.

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-->'''Aziz.''' -->'''Aziz''' His excellency is most reckless, sending a slave with no [balls] to do a man's job.
-->'''Jaffa.''' -->'''Jaffa''' Know this, Aziz. If any harm has befallen the child, I shall remove your head myself.
* FakeMixedRace: The leading character is played by Creator/ViggoMortensen.
myself.
2nd Feb '14 7:06:17 AM m8e
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* AllStarCast: ViggoMortensen and Omar Sharif in primary roles to name a couple, with Peter Mensah, MalcolmMcDowell, and JKSimmons in supporting roles.

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* AllStarCast: ViggoMortensen Creator/ViggoMortensen and Omar Sharif in primary roles to name a couple, with Peter Mensah, MalcolmMcDowell, and JKSimmons in supporting roles.



* FakeMixedRace: The leading character is played by Viggo Mortensen.

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* FakeMixedRace: The leading character is played by Viggo Mortensen.Creator/ViggoMortensen.
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