The Derby Stallion

Theatrical Release: May 8, 2007
DVD Release: June 5, 2007
The Derby Stallion
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Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Patrick doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, and the pressure put on him by his dad isn’t helping. But then he meets a misunderstood horse trainer who convinces him to train for the Derby Cup. Can Patrick convince his parents to let him compete, beat out the rich town bully- and find the champion that lies with in?

Dove Review

Patrick is a young boy just beginning to enter adulthood and he is longing for his father’s approval and he does all he can to get it. Patrick finds a friend in Houston who is the town drunk. Patrick looks past his faults and finds a kind caring person in which he can talk to and who in return understands him. In their growing friendship Patrick and Houston help each other to become better people, Houston gives up drinking and helps Patrick establish a healthy relationship with his father.

Patrick is a good role model and stands up for what is right, even confronting other kids who think that it’s okay to bully and do destructive things.

The film was filled with good lessons and friendship. The acting was a little weak but was good enough to get the job done. The theme of the film is a good one-persistence pays off.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing.
Language: A-1
Violence: Boys smash mailbox; boys steals from produce stand; boys smash produce stand, boy falls off horse several times.
Drugs: Alcohol
Nudity: None
Other: Mature themes.

Info

Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director: Tonja Walker
Producer: John Gunselman
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala