I love this movie and all its 1983 glory. As a kid, I made my mom rent this every time I was sick and now I still watch it when I don't feel well. The acting - acceptable at best. The story - overdone. The scenery - nothing special. I still love it!
I loved it as a kid but find this still holds up well today. There is a miniscule amount of dialog in the first half hour, it's a visual joy just to watch Coppola do his thing with the beautiful scenery. Works up to Seabiscuit-style plot, trainer, boy and horse against world. Awarded a Special Achievement award by Oscar for best sound editing, you'll feel like you're racing along with them at the end.