Words are cheap… let’s just get to it.
The film: Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
The story: “This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English beauty Grace McAlister and the affair that young Alan witnesses developing between Grace and East. Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him.” ~ IMDb
Let’s break down the opening sequence.
Russell Crowe bursts from the water like some sort of Australian water god.
The horse on shore is freaking out, spooked by the man’s pure hotness.
Then he slip and slides across the horses’ backs…
and completes the most awesome, albeit awkward, mount ever.
Then he and his horses frolic in the water. Some weird kid is watching, but I’m sure that could be taken out of context without the full movie synopsis…so we won’t go there.
Eventually (to the sad sighs of the audience) he rides bareback off into the sunset with his three other horses galloping beside him.
I would love, and I mean LOVE, to bring you a full ‘Friday Flicks’ review of this film (and that will be sorted as soon as I order it from Amazon) but I just could not keep this little clip to myself for that long.
Go Riding! …clothing optional. 😉