Synopsis: After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Tim Hunter
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Hey, boy.

All right.

Come on, Rowdy.

Whoa! Think that's a bear in there?

It's only a rabbit.

You ain't never even seen a bear.

Whoa. You got some imagination

on you for a horse. Come on.

"Total points each varsity season."

"Greatest strength."

"Most memorable game."

"200-word essay"?

Bridle itches you, huh, boy?

Hungry, huh?

Look, I don't got any carrots.

I said, I don't got any.

You got that carrot detector

working full blast, don't you?


Way you're jumping these days, nobody'd

ever believe you were a cow horse.

We'll ride some more

when I get back from school, OK?

- Hey, Mace?

- Yeah, here.

Hey, Mace, what happened

to your 50 points before breakfast, man?

I got to do this instead today.

You'd better get changed for school

if you're gonna make it.

Doing what instead?

It's a questionnaire for...

I ain't gonna shout, you come in here.

I'm changing. You told me to change.

Well, when you're done changing, genius.

That's changed?

Can't you tell school pants

from riding pants?

- You'd better get yourself washed, Tex.

- Yeah, yeah.

What do you want to go

to Indiana for, anyway?

One, they got the best basketball team

in their conference, if not the Midwest.

Number two, it's not in Oklahoma.

And number three,

I got a shot at a full scholarship.

- Are we defrosting?

- Just broke.

It's cold in here, too.

It's turned off.

I haven't paid the gas bill in a while.

What happened

to all that money we made last summer?

Oh, I blew it all

on a fun-filled week in Acapulco!

What the hell do you think happened to it?

Food for us, food for Rowdy and Toyota,

electric bill.

How far do you think a couple

of hundred bucks is gonna stretch?

Well, Pop's coming back soon,

now the rodeo season's almost over.

Well, that's been another big help, Pop

sending home all that fabulous money.

- He did, Mace.

- Four months ago.

That's not so long ago.

He's only been gone for five.

You'd better go

if you're gonna make the bus.

I'm gonna ride with Johnny. Don't worry,

Pop's coming back. See you in school.

Hello, Tex.

Go! Let's move it!

You're supposed to meet me out on

the road. I'd like breakfast too, you know.

Let's go.

- Tex, you left your books behind.

- Hey, there's your sister.

Cole said to tell you to be home by four

to help him flush his radiator.

I was gonna go out to the gravel pits today.

I'll flush out your radiator, baby!

Hey, Tex.

Ugh, I think his horse needs a bath again.

Oh, no, see, that's just me.

I'm a quarter horse by birth.

Yeah? I know which part, too.

See ya.

That sister of yours is pretty.

She must be a pain

to have around the house though.

We was all thinking of pitchin' in

and buying her a dog to be mean to.

Tomorrow we'll be talking about Paterson.

the epic poem Williams

wrote about his hometown in New Jersey.

Which, who knows, may inspire one of you

to write an epic about Bixby.

Now, before you all race away for lunch,

let me remind you that your book reports

are due on Friday.

And Tex McCormick, I don't want to see

another report on Smokey The Cowhorse.

- You've done it twice already.

- Yeah, but I read it both times.

- Read another book by the same author.

- You mean that guy wrote another book?

- In the library.

- Oh, wow.

See you later.

Way to go, man!

Hey, Mace.

- Ah, the heat's back on.

- I went down and took care of it.

Good. Sure wasn't looking forward

to burning up the furniture.


You left school early today, huh?

You feel all right?

Yeah. I just cut the afternoon.

Mr. Supergrand cut a day's school?

I guess that makes it OK for me to cut,

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Charles S. Haas

Charles Stephen Haas (born October 22, 1952), also known as Charles Haas or Charlie Haas, is an American screenwriter and actor, and novelist. Haas was born in Brooklyn, the son of Eunice (née Dillon) and Philip Haas, who was an attorney. Haas began his writing career with the film Over the Edge (1979). It was co-written with Tim Hunter and starred Matt Dillon. He later worked on Martians Go Home (1990) starring Randy Quaid. At around this time he was approached to write the script to the film Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), which was directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Haas also had a small acting role in the film as one of the scientists. Haas later took part in recording the DVD commentary for that film, and it was noted that it was Haas's idea to set that film in New York City. Haas would later work with Dante and Finnell again, writing the script for and appearing in the film Matinee (1993). More recently, Charlie Haas wrote the 2009 novel The Enthusiast, which was published by HarperCollins. He also wrote a humor piece for The New Yorker in April 2010. more…

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