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Amputee: Major Films  
TitleHorse Whisperer, The (1998)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityAmputee Mental trauma
CountryUSA
Length170
GenreDrama
Rating4
DirectorRobert Redford
CastRobert Redford Kristin Scott Thomas Sam Neill Scarlett Johansson Dianne Wiest Chris Cooper
NotesThough I've yet to see this film I've included it in the Recommended list. All the reviews I've read have rated it highly and said that the subject is treated sensitively. Grace and her friend are hit head-on by a Mack truck which "jack-knife'd" on an icy road trying not to hit them. This leads to the death of one girl and her horse and severe injury to a second girl and her horse. The survivor, Grace, has lost the lower half of one leg and she is severely traumatized by seeing her best friend killed. Her horse is also traumatized. Her parents have difficulty coping with her condition and her mother decides to travel to Montana to see a 'horse whisperer' hoping he can help the horse and through that her daughter. The romance between the 'horse whisperer' and the mother plays second fiddle to the revivification of Grace. From the novel by Nicholas Evans

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