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      By Dawn's Early Light

      TV-PG 2001 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 73% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An aging Colorado cowboy (Richard Crenna) forces his rebellious grandson (Chris Olivero) to travel back home to California by horseback. Read More Read Less

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      Frances H Although the basic idea of this movie is good--teaching a spoiled kid how to grow up by taking him out on the trail--there are a few problems. For one thing, the kid's reformation from spoiled, disrespectful brat to good, courteous, responsible young man is too sudden and complete. Then there is the letting the horses just go after the grandfather dies. That is just as cruel as abandoning pets in the woods, because "they know how to survive." Animals who have lived their entire lives with humans don't know how to survive, and in this case probably died from predators--wild horses are in herds, which help protect them somewhat unless they are sick or young. The plot line is just not very well thought out and the script very ho-hum. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/19/14 Full Review Audience Member Mostly corny. But Richard Crenna as a cowboy kind of cool. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the type of film that families should watch together-a little bad language here and there but teens especially can get something out of this movie. Just watched this after losing my Dad, it is really a great movie that you will remember-get the Kleenex out, you'll need it- Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member After 15 minutes you know exactly how the film is going to turn out. This is another variation on a often used plot. I will say, this version is pretty well done, mostly due to Richard Crenna?s well defined performance, great casting. Add some really fine cinematography and great location filming in British Columbia and it makes it all worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The first half of this movie was a bit weak, but the second half more than made up for it. Great family film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member bad acting, but to be expected. the plot's a 'well duh' kinda plot, but again, to be expected. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An aging Colorado cowboy (Richard Crenna) forces his rebellious grandson (Chris Olivero) to travel back home to California by horseback.
      Arthur Allan Seidelman
      Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler
      Production Co
      Daniel L. Paulson Productions
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 9, 2002
      1h 45m