VHS Horse of course
microjoe | 02/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great family film from the Disney Studio. A fun adventure with Dean Jones, without as much slapstick as his other Disney outings. A little adventure, big dose of comedy, with some romance thrown in while a single father has to sort out his priorities.
Jones is an advertising executive that is stuck between an employer who is pressuring him for a jazzy new ad campaign, and being a single parent of a daughter that desperatley wants a horse. He is not to keen on horses, the high cost of the riding instructions she is attending, or even the riding instructor. Of course the instructor (Diane Baker) feels his daughter is a fantastic rider and should actually compete. He is strongly opposed to the extra cost and the let he fears his daughter will have.
Through a few twists, suddenly the 2 needs meet and he not only buys a horse but lets his daughter enter it in shows. But he really does it to promote an ad campaign and figures out a way to have his clients pay for it. Meanwhile his daughter develops a love interest in another horseman, a very young Kurt Russell. And Dad begins to fall for the instructor he hates. Dianne Baker and Dean Jones have a wonderful chemistry.
Just a side note, this is also available on DVD. But the DVD version that is on sale at this time does NOT include widescreen, or remastered, or have any extras, which is a big dissapointment. So BUY THIS VHS version, until a nice version of the DVD is released that earns the higher cost."
GREAT old movie!!!!!!
microjoe | 07/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know, I know another sappy old movie, but this movie is anything but. I'm 12 yrs old and was up late and this movie came on. I only watched it because there was nothing else on and I got hooked. I couldn't go to sleep till it was over. I think the reason I liked it so much is because I could relate to Helen so much. This is a movie you have to watch all the way through to like. And give it a chance, even though it may get a little boring in the begining and middle."
Full Screen Sucks ......... most of the Time!
N. A Hopp | Vancouver Island, BC Canada | 03/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"DVD Movies have many great features: great picture quality, making of documentaries, trailers and much more. However my favorite feature would have to be "Widescreen". So that is why I was so disappointed when I found out this movie was full screen. I bought this movie anyways, because at less I could replace my old faded VHS tape with superb color and sound and it did. However it did more than that. Upon closer comparison I noticed that was getting a lot more picture on the top and bottom and left and right of the screen!!!! On my 32 inch TV it's about and extra inch and a half more picture around the out side of the screen compared to my VHS tape. I was overjoyed and delighted by this discovery. So don't be too hasty in judge this movie if you love widescreen. Give it a chance it will be sure to please."
Susie Rides a winner!
Bonnie Sayers | Los Angeles, CA | 11/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie starts off with a girl named Helen who is taking riding lessons at Susie's place. Helen's father is an Account Executive with an ad agency in New York and receives a bill that he feels is too high and pays a visit to the stables. This is the first visit and Helen is happy to introduce her father to Susie. The payment matter is settled and that evening he has to come up with a campaign for a heart burn pill.
After learning from his Aunt who lives with them that Helen wants a horse he comes up with the brilliant idea of how to obtain a horse for his daughter and save the campaign for Aspercel. The part where he follows his boss around the office pitching his idea reminds me of old Bewitched days when pitching ad campaigns.
The idea is clinched and soon Aspercel arrives and trying to get the Horse out of the white trailer is not an easy task. But Helen's dad has a glass of beer and that seemed to do the trick. The horse is welcomed into the family and Helen takes him into his new riding area. Susie is there as well and is hired on to teach Helen to ride.
Her father has the brainstorm that Helen is going to win ribbons and the campaign will be a hit. He has no idea that Helen is just beginning and when they go to the first competition is where they meet Ronnie. Played by Kurt Russell when he was with Disney in his youth. He drives a car and teaches Dad how to put the bridle on the horse and get the saddle on and they watch as Helen does not win a ribbon.
Anyone interested in horses would learn about competition and have some good laughs. One of the funniest parts in the movie is when Aspercel gets loose and the father is chasing the horse and that is when he jumps over a six foot fence and ends up in jail.
The horse is beautiful and this is family entertainment as Disney used to be.