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USA: IFC Films
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Buck Brannaman, Robert Redford, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley, Gwynn Turnbull Weaver, Shayne Jackson, Annette Venteicher, Reata Brannaman, Nevada Watt, Mary Brannaman, Gary Myers, Johnny France, Paige Morris, Tina Cornish, Dan Gunter, Julie Hueftle
Director: Cindy Meehl
USA: 88 mins
UK: 89 mins
USA Rated: PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language, injury and domestic abuse references
USA Release Date: 17 June 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 27 April 2012 (Limited Release)
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.
BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life "horse-whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses almost magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses and people with his understanding, compassion and respect.
In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.