"The Black Stallion"
Directed by Carroll Ballard and based on the Walter Farley novel, this 1979 movie chronicles a young boy's friendship with an Arabian stallion he meets on a voyage. When the ship sinks, Alec and the horse are the only survivors and stranded on a deserted island. When they are rescued and return to the United States, the duo are befriended by a trainer (Mickey Rooney) who prepares the horse to race against the fastest in the world. Teri Garr co-stars in this family film.