Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) and his Indian mustang Hidalgo in 1890 compete in the 3,000-mile Ocean of Fire race across the Arabian Desert. They survive sand storms, avoid quicksand, and escape the bad guys. Frank and Hidalgo rescue the daughter of the shiek (Omar Sharif) after she is captured by the shiek's nephew who's in cahoots with a British woman who owns an Arabian mare in the race. Frank and Hidalgo beat all the Arabian horses, and with his winnings Frank rescues a herd of wild mustangs. He turns Hidalgo loose to join them to live happily ever after. The epilogue informs us that Hidalgo's descendents still run free in an area of Oklahoma. Frank Hopkins died in 1951 at age 86.
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