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The movie King of the Wind came out in 1990. The foundation for the movie is a children's novel written by Marguerite Henry. It is the story of Sham, an Arab colt born with a wheat ear and white spot on his heel. To the superstitious Arab people of northern Egypt in 1727 this means both good and evil. The young orphaned stable boy, Agba, has to take care of Sham like a father because his mother died soon as he was born. Agba names him Sham after the sun and is devoted to the colt. As soon as the colt is old enough he will be a present for the King of France. When Sham is 2 years old the head stable master and Agba are ready to take the horses to the King.

The series of adventures for Sham and Agba begin on the ship to France when they are mistreated and the head stable master is killed. This leaves Agba alone to take care of the horses and deliver them to the King of France with the correct papers. This is very difficult because Agba can hear, but cannot speak. He is mute but very capable of doing what he is told. He delivers the horses and the King lets him stay and take care of Sham.

In a series of adventures Agba is moved with the horse from place to place as he gets several new owners. Some of these owners are good and others mean, they finally end up with the king of England who is young and fell in love with the horse. This is where Sham sires a prize winning race horse. He then became the Godolphine Arabian who went on to father a long line of famous racehorses including Sea biscuit and Man o Wan in his ancestries.

King of the Wind is an Adventure movie that was released in 1990 and has a run time of 1 hr 43 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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PG
| 1990 | 1 hr 43 min | 6.5/10
Cast
Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay, Jenny Agutter
Director
Peter Duffell
Language
English
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Also directed by Peter Duffell