Racing Stripes

Synopsis: In the middle of a raging thunderstorm, a traveling circus accidentally leaves behind some very precious cargo--a baby zebra. The gangly little foal is rescued by horse farmer Nolan Walsh, who takes him home to his young daughter Channing. Once a champion thoroughbred trainer, Walsh has given up horse training for a quiet life with Channing on their modest Kentucky farm. The little zebra, or "Stripes," as Channing calls him, is soon introduced to the farm's misfit troupe of barnyard residents, led by a cranky Shetland Pony named Tucker and Franny, a wise old goat who keeps the family in line. The group is joined by Goose, a deranged big-city pelican who's hiding out in the sticks until the heat dies down in Jersey. The un-aptly named bloodhound Lightening keeps a lazy eye on goings-on at the farm - in between naps. The Walsh farm borders the Turfway Racetrack, where highly skilled thoroughbreds compete for horse racing's top honor, the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Crown. From the first m
Director(s): Frederik Du Chau
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
43
Rotten Tomatoes:
35%
PG
Year:
2005
102 min
$49,186,871
Website
77 Views

We gotta jack it up. We need help here.

Hey, we got a flat tire in the back now.

They gotta get that unloaded.

Slim, get over there.

I don't need you working on the tarp.

I got it, I got it! Pull it down.

Hook it at the bottom.

Just get out of the way. Come on.

Hey, guys, get out of the truck.

We need a hand out here. Hurry up.

Come on, they got a flat tire down there.

Let's go, let's go. We gotta get down there.

The animals are getting spooked.

Hurry up. Hurry, now.

We've gotta get it unloaded.

Don't worry about it. Just let it go.

No, no. No, five of them. Go.

Don't worry about that.

Don't let the zebras run. Stay with them.

- Both of you, come here.

- Everything's off.

- No, no, no.

- All right, it's good. It's good.

We'll load them up

as soon as the tire's on.

Load them back on!

Don't forget anything!

- Come on. There you go.

- Go. Go.

- Let's go.

- We've got it.

- We got everything?

- We've got it all.

What the...? Hey. Hey, there.

Hey, boy, just calm down.

It's all right. It's all right.

There we go. There you go.

It's all right.

It's all right. There you go.

- All right.

- You weren't kidding.

Can we keep him, Daddy?

Can we, please?

I don't know, it's...

You know, he's probably got all kinds

of special needs. We should...

- We should probably call the zoo and...

- No.

No zoos. You know I don't like the idea

of animals in cages.

Honey, neither do I,

but let's just see what we got here.

Let's... I gotta think about this.

Well, first things first. Let's get him

some blankets and warm milk.

Okay, don't get too carried away.

- Stop waking me up.

- What's in the basket?

Hey, Tucker. Did you see that?

You seen one funny-Iooking horse,

you seen them all.

Oh, come on.

Get out there and say hello.

- Wake me up when he leaves.

- You know what, I'll do it myself.

That's the weirdest-Iooking horse

I've ever seen.

Oh, he's cute. Tucker, come out here

and meet our guest.

I'm coming. I swear, Franny,

the funnier-Iooking the animal...

...the more you wanna keep it.

- Kept you, didn't I?

Well, subdivide me and Kentucky-fry me.

You know what, Tucker,

you cut those bangs...

...you and him could be cousins.

- Bad hair.

- Just thinking out loud. Thinking out loud.

- Question time.

- What exactly are you?

- Good question.

- I don't know.

- Okay, we can rule out genius.

Don't make me chew open a can

of pony whup.

Save the sweet talk for later.

Don't pay any attention to him.

Listen, he's all whinny and no bite.

I'm Franny, this is Reggie,

and Mr. Sensitive here is Tucker.

And that old goat there is an old goat.

It's the Chief.

- You used to be so nice.

- Yeah, I know, but I got over it.

Why do you have to be

such a horse's...?

Well, let's just get you dried off first,

all right?

He's got real strong legs.

He's quite the little athlete.

Hey, buddy.

Why don't you grab the milk

and see if he'll come to you.

Come here, boy. Come on.

Come on. Come on. There you are.

Come on, boy.

Come on.

Attaboy.

- Welcome to your new home, Stripes.

- Stripes?

Well, "Spot" doesn't work, now, does it?

You like that name, don't you?

Stripes.

Well, I'll take that as a yes.

Good morning, Walsh Farm!

Well, I know it's not glamorous,

but it's a living.

Keeps my head on my shoulders, which

is more than I can say for my cousins.

Simmer down there, Lightning.

Hey, hey, slow down. Boy, oh, boy.

Kids these days, no control.

Now, back in my day...

Oh, here we go again with

the ancient-history lesson. Enough.

Now we're in for it.

And the horses are entering

the starting gates.

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