THE HORSE WHISPERER: Robert Redford directs this compelling story of 14-year-old Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson), who is emotionally and physically scarred after suffering a terrible accident while riding her prized horse, Pilgrim. Desperate to help her daughter, Grace's mother, Annie (Kristin Scott Thomas), a high-powered magazine editor, launches an all-out campaign to find a horse whisperer, someone with a unique gift for curing troubled horses. She learns of Tom Booker (Redford), who works to rebuild all the lives shattered by the accident. Love blossoms between the horseman and the uprooted sophisticate, resulting in unexpected consequences. The film was based on the popular novel by Nicholas Evans.
MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS: The year is 1965, and Glenn Holland, a composer convinced he is destined to write an historic opus, takes a job as a music teacher to pay the bills. Unbeknownst to him, it is the next 30 years, spent as an instructor, that will define his life. His passionate teaching motivates and even changes a number of his students. However, Holland suffers a tragedy in his personal life: his young son Cole is deaf, and thus unable to fully appreciate the joys of music. As a result, Holland concentrates more on his students than on his own child. But when Holland finally realizes the extent of his neglect, thanks to his wife and Cole himself, the teacher must learn to accept his son's handicap, and give him the love and guidance he deserves.
Stephen Herek - Director/Screenwriter
Sam Neill - Australian actor, JURASSIC PARK, EVENT HORIZON
Kristin Scott Thomas - British actress
Scarlett Johansson - Actress, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006)
Dianne Wiest - Oscar-winning American actress, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (1994)
Chris Cooper - Actor, ADAPTATION (2002)
Robert Redford - Actor/director/producer
Charles Robert Jr. Redford - Actor/director/producer
Alicia Witt - Actress/"Fun"
Olympia Dukakis - Oscar Winning American actress, MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
William H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
W. H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
Jay Thomas - Actor/"Straight Talk"
Richard Dreyfuss - American actor, JAWS