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There is little substance in Hidalgo. Ostensibly, the film is based on the true story of Frank Hopkins, a long-distance horse-racer who is invited to.


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New York film locations from the movie Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortensen and Louise Lombard.


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Action Adventure Film Hidalgo Stirs Controversy Over Middle Eastern Stereotypes - October 30, PM.


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This film contains intense action involving horses, leopards and a falcon. Search for Hidalgo. By the time the cameras rolled, head animal trainer Rex Peterson.


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Hidalgo () Movies, TV, Celebs, and more Filming & Production. Showing all 17 items. Jump to: Filming Locations (16); Filming Dates (1).


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The actual filming of "Hidalgo†takes place in a variety of locations, including Montana, Morocco, South Dakota, and California. Logistically, it proved to be a.


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A slow moving truck towed the train car at approximately two miles per hour, and a stunt rider actually rode the horse off the train. A special platform was built for the stuntman to stand on, and the woman rode the horse near the wall at a slow pace so that the stuntman could easily jump onto the horse's saddle. Kurd and his horse fall over on a sand dune and his horse's leg is severely injured. The camera crew filmed the action from the balcony so that only the trainers were near the animals. Frank tries to help by pushing the injured horse out of the pit. The close up of the fake wound on the horse's leg was taken as a separate shot. Then production crew members formed a "hole patrol", filling in any burrows created by these animals with dirt and rocks. That way, if any of the little critters were still under ground, they could dig their way out! No unnecessary crew members or actors were present for the filming of this scene so that the horse had no distractions. The horse was well trained for jumping and did so right on cue. The cats were placed on their marks and cued both verbally and with bait sticks to achieve the action. The horses were counted and examined after each practice run and after filming the sequence, and various trainers made sure the animals were watered, fed and rested for a few hours before transporting them back to their corral. Because the fall was on a degree incline of naturally soft sand, the horse fell down, rolled over the stunt man, and got right back up on its feet. A trainer brought Hidalgo to the set and had him rear, strike and attack a stuffed leopard target.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} On the trainer's cue, Hidalgo backs up gently and pulls on the actor, the weight of whom was supported by the horse's saddle—not his mouth. The actress ran alongside the animal, grabbed its mane and pretended to begin to mount. This scene was done in a number of separate shots edited together seamlessly in post production. Frank rides Hidalgo inside a station and they go up a ramp onto the ship. This scene was done in four separate shots, and the horse had extra padding under the saddle for comfort during this stunt. All 26 wranglers on set had radios to communicate with each other as well as with select crew members, the director, and the helicopter pilot at all times throughout the shoot. TJ demonstrated the greatest bond with his co-star Viggo Mortensen, and the actor actually purchased this horse and brought him home when filming ended. A trainer released the horse in the marketplace and he ran past the extras toward another trainer waiting with a feed bucket. As he approaches the audience, he falls off the horse and Hidalgo pulls on his shirt, dragging him across the ring. After leading Hidalgo inside, his trainer cued him to lie down; for comfort, the stirrup on the horse's reclining side was removed, and the ground was dry on top but wet underneath to provide a natural cushion for the animal. The first part of this sequence was the controlled fall where a stunt rider doubled as the actor. When a trainer standing off screen verbally cued the cat to "smile", the snarling began. When they come upon a brick wall adorned with vases being shot off by their pursuers, the horse jumps the wall with both riders still aboard. The Black Feet Indians, local live trappers approved by both the game warden and the tribal counsel, were brought in to trap these animals and transport them about a mile or so away from the set. The final stampede scene is absolutely breathtaking. Hidalgo and Frank fall into a trap camouflaged by a cover of bamboo stalks, one of which impales the horse. In another scene, Hidalgo runs loose through the marketplace and Jazira Robinson runs alongside him. In order to put the animal out of its misery, Kurd takes out a knife and reluctantly stabs the horse to death. One of the greatest concerns during preparation of this sequence was the native wildlife in the area, since gophers and badgers live in ground holes directly below the horses' planned path out of the corral. To simulate Kurd killing his horse, a trainer first verbally cued the animal to lie down on the sand. The bamboo spear Frank removes from Hidalgo's flank actually pierced a prosthetic piece that looked like horse hide. Frank enters and the two men fight outside the stall. It appears as though the woman mounts Hidalgo while he's moving, but really that scene was done in two different shots. Lots of prep time went into this scene. Peterson found TJ first and started with the eight best matches, auditioning all of them until he whittled the group down to five. Hidalgo steps in and begins to fight the two big cats. By the time the cameras rolled, head animal trainer Rex Peterson had selected five paint horses to play the role of the plucky mustang Hidalgo. While it looks like the horses crush up against the corral and break it open, in reality, the wooden fence railing was controlled by an air pressured cable inserted inside the rail and controlled by a crew member from off screen. Stunt riders were mounted on Hidalgo as an off-screen trainer cued it to jump over the wall. For this part of the scene, a stunt man wearing a cable doubled as the actor. In reality, the horse, leopards and men never acted together for this scene. The cavalry enters and shoots at the Indians, knocking one off his horse. For the next act, a drunken Frank rides Hidalgo around the ring. Frank pulls out the stalk and Hidalgo lies on the ground while his owner heats up a knife to cauterize the wound. To get the horses to exit the corral, four trainers stood inside and herded the animals toward the opening, where they then ran about one and a half miles at their own pace. The train car and stalls were specially built by the production and featured rubber matted floors which provided good traction for the horse. RJ proved to be the most agile trick horse; Oscar the best ride for actors; Doc took the lead as the main chase horse; and DC was the ultimate endurance racer. When the horses neared the fence, the railing opened up and set the animals free. A rope attached to the horse's saddle was controlled by a trainer at the top of the pit, and when Hidalgo regains his strength, he slowly walks up the sand bank with the actor pushing his rear. Computer generated special effects produced the actual fall into the pit. The horse begins to sit up but does not to have the strength and lies back down. When the back door opens, one leopard snarls. The actor knelt over the horse's shoulder and held up a prop sword while an off-camera trainer petted and talked to the horse so it would continue lying calmly. In a corral full of horses, a few bump up against the railing and break it, allowing the herd to run free across the Montana plains. From a balcony vantage point, two leopards are seen wandering around a courtyard below. A trainer stayed in the pit at all times with the horse and actor. The last part of the scene shows the actor pulling out a bloody prop sword covered in non-toxic paint. For this establishing scene, the two leopards arrived on the courtyard set in a van and were removed from the vehicle by their trainers one at a time. To capture the horse's attention, a trainer stood behind the actor holding a pole with a cloth attached to the end of it. Crew members made one three-foot deep pit filled with soft sand to use for as much of this sequence as possible, with cameras placed at strategic angles to make the pit appear deeper. The leopards then jump out of the wagon and race over to attack Sakr and another rider. The woman opening her door to take a gander at the cats was filmed separately and added in later during post production. In a later scene, a horse drawn wagon transports the leopards. Approximately native Montana horses accustomed to the terrain and climate were used in the herd sequence. This scene was filmed in separate shots and pieced together in post production. This also provided safe footing for the running horses. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Billed as the "incredible true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run", Hidalgo is based on the legend of Frank T. Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show begins with mounted Indians chasing and shooting at a stage coach pulled by four horses. Hidalgo focused on the cloth and began to try and nip at it, creating the illusion that the horse was annoyed. Mortensen used a prop knife that glowed and smoked to make it look like he had heated the knife in the campfire. In one scene that takes place on a train outfitted with horse stalls, Frank opens Hidalgo's stall and rides the horse through the open door and out of the slow moving locomotive. A horse wrangler drove the empty wagon. He wore padding under his clothes as well as a harness attached to the saddle, which two vets checked out and approved. TJ, RJ, Oscar, Doc and DC each had their special talents and enough of a resemblance that makeup and hair specialists could create one seamless character. This whole scene takes place on a set built by the production and inspected by trainers and one of American Humane's Animal Safety Representatives. Frank releases Hidalgo to join them, and his faithful companion rears up to say good-bye then joins the massive group of roaming horses. Trainers brought the animals to the closed set on leashes. Each wore a collar and safety cable with an "O" ring secured to the ground, similar to a dog stake, and received food rewards for staying on mark. It appears as though the woman mounts the horse by grabbing onto its mane and then Frank jumps onto Hidalgo from where he stands on a wall. Then a stunt woman stepped in and mounted the animal as it began to move. The camera angle made the jump look higher than it really was, and pick up riders as well as trainers on foot surrounded the train car. Once in his stall, a man menaces Hidalgo with a pitch fork. After filming that image, the actor held just the handle of the sword so it looked like the weapon had been plunged into the animal. As a safety precaution, a veterinarian and trailer waited at the half-way point to attend to any injuries or horses that may have needed medical attention. Lombard ran alongside the horse in take one and a stunt double put a leg in the stirrup and mounted the horse in the next shot. During rehearsals of this scene, the helicopter initially flew 1, feet in the air and gradually came down closer to the action after acclimating the animals to the noise. This complicated sequence required exhaustive preparation from the production, trainers and wranglers to create a magnificent visual effect while maintaining the safety and orderly management of the animals. Hopkins Mortensen , a Pony Express rider invited to participate in the 3,mile "Ocean of Fire" endurance race across the Arabian Desert in For the first time in the race's history, a cowboy and his mustang matched wits and endurance against the world's greatest Arabian horses. The actor learned how to hold the reins properly to keep the horse lying down, and the trainer stood off camera calling to the horse so it would appear to struggle to stand up. A second pit measuring 15 feet by 24 feet by 10 feet deep was used for other shots, and production built a special ramp for this pit so that the horse could enter and exit with ease. This was filmed in front of a green screen, and the leopard actually stood on a platform specially built by the production. The prop pitch fork used by the actor had no sharp edges, and the men rehearsed the fight many times to accustom the animals to the noise and commotion when it was finally filmed. In the final shot of this sequence, the two actors ride away together. Then the actor and his stunt double completed the action in exactly the same way.