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Trivia / The Black Stallion

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  • Actor Allusion: Look closely and you'll see that the photograph of a young Henry is Mickey Rooney in National Velvet.
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  • Based on a Dream: Flame was inspired by a dream the author had under anaesthetic. Within the novel, it becomes the dream of Steve, the young man who eventually finds and tames Flame.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: In the film, the production team needed a solid black Arabian stallion. Instead, they found Cass Ole, who had a star and socks. Therefore, out came the dye.
  • No Stunt Double: Kelly Reno was cast as Alec because of his riding ability, and he does virtually everything, falls included; the only real exception is the final race, and even then he's still doing many of the shots.
    • Ironically, averted with Cass Ole, who was a valuable show horse and therefore did nothing that could cause injury, including the sinking ship effects, jumping, or moving faster than a trot.


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