Viggo Mortensen in Fresh Horses
Fresh Horses Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Green
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Fresh Horses Synopsis
A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancee after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl (Molly Ringwald) he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. Viggo Mortensen plays the low-life husband.
Fresh Horses Brief Review
The film is confusing and boring, and most of the acting was not exactly inspiring, but I found Viggo's bit to be very interesting.
Fresh Horses Movie Resources
Celluloid Haven: Fresh Horses - Detailed movie review and stills (screen captures). Reviewer Colleen Wallace notes that Sean Penn is said to have looked at Viggo Mortensen for Indian Runner after seeing him in Fresh Horses. She concludes, "If you're cruising the video store and have your pick, skip 'Fresh Horses' and rent 'The Indian Runner.' It will be cash and time better spent."
Fresh Horses Movie Trailer - Movie trailer in WMF format.
Obsession Photo Gallery: Fresh Horses - Generous collection of still images from Fresh Horses, mostly screen captures.
sagralisse... fresh horses screencaps - Over 20 full-screen screen captures from Fresh Horses. (Images are stretched horizontally.)
Val's Screencaps: Fresh Horses - Forty screen captures of Viggo Mortensen in Fresh Horses. Mostly full-screen, some cropped. Larger than the average screencap, good clarity.
ViggoMakesMeHormonalAsHell Gallery :: Fresh Horses - Photo album contains 62 large format (1024x768) images of Viggo Mortensen in Fresh Horses. Very good detail once they are lightened and contrast increased. (1-Jun-05: site is temporarily unavailable, be patient)
Fresh Horses Video Clips
Viggo Mortensen is undoubtedly the best thing about Fresh Horses. I'm particularly fond of the first clip, where he simply sits and removes his hat. But his later lines, delivered with an edgy cynicism, are also worth watching. It is said that it was this role that led Sean Penn to consider him for the role of Frank in Indian Runner.
fh-01: Sitting at the counter «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) enters a small diner and sits at the counter, asking for coffee. He looks tired and maybe a bit sad, and looks toward the camera as he removes his hat. The stills capture his face better, but there is something very graceful about his gesture with the hat.
fh-03: Wash your mouth «16-Nov-04» - After Matt criticizes Green's soap carvings and destroys one of them, Green (Viggo Mortensen) says with a slight edge of anger, "Maybe I ought to wash your mouth out with it."
fh-04: Be the prince? «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) cynically questions Matt, asking what he thinks he's doing. "You're going to be the prince, is that it? You're going to carry her off on a big white horse?"
fh-05: Too good for her «16-Nov-04» - After Matt (Andrew McCarthy) says he wants to get Jewel away from Green (Viggo Mortensen), even though he doesn't want her himself, Green laughs. "But you're too good for her, is that it? I ain't good enough, but you're too f*cking good."
fh-06: Bag of tricks «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) says of Jewel (Molly Ringwald), "She's one bag of tricks, isn't she? Between you and me, reach in, don't know what you're gonna get."
fh-08: Black magic «16-Nov-04» - Green (Viggo Mortensen) describes one night when he came home to Jewel (Molly Ringwald). "She had some kind of black magic going on. Had them g*ddamn cards spread all over the floor. Candles burning all over the house. Frightening scene. Honey, what was it you was trying to find in the cards that night? Your future?"
fh-11: Complete scene at Green's house «14-Aug-05» - This 5-minute clip is the complete scene between Viggo Mortensen as Green, Andrew McCarthy as Matt Larkin and Molly Ringwald as Jewel. It includes the footage from all the short clips fh-03 to fh-08 above ... and by the way please note it's 30MB in size.
Quicktime video 320x240 (05'16, 30.4MB)
Fresh Horses Photo Gallery
Did some of the screencaps ourselves. Thanks to the Viggo Makes Me Hormonal as Hell for giving us permission to use the others!