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The Electric Horseman

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Warmhearted romance with an anti-corporate perspective.

Movie PG 1979 122 minutes
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Redford and Fonda, along with Rising Star, light up the screen in this very romantic movie with a purpose. It is commercialism, an intrusive media, and corporate bad guys versus a lone cowboy on the prairie accompanied by a beautiful horse, a woman in transformation, and the music of Willie Nelson.

Made in 1979, the one-note business baddies are corny and the quest is far-fetched, but the message is clear, the story is accessible, and the romance and resolution are delightfully uplifting.

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