Movie Poster Scraps VIII: Coyote Summer (1996) (Coyote Summer; 1996; Matias Alvarez; Vinessa Shaw; Adam Beach; Bruce Weitz; Cindy Pickett; Ed Lauter; Michelle St. John; Gordon Tootoosis; Susan Damante; Susan Shaw; Dennis Saylor; Darren Cooper; Kimberly Fay; Frank Gerrish; Tom Proctor; Bus Riley; Matthew L. Batala; animal film; horse; )
Coyote Summer is a 1996 American family film about a troubled teenager spending the summer on a horse ranch. It was shot in St. George and Virgin, Utah.
Callie Carpenter (Vinessa Shaw) is a misguided teenager sent to stay for the summer with her aunt and uncle, Maggie and Mitchell Foster (Cindy Pickett and Ed Lauter), on their horse ranch. Callie becomes friends with horse trainer Rafe Acuna (Adam Beach), who teaches her to ride. She helps him discover that something is seriously amiss with Kia, a "wild" thoroughbred horse. When Snapper (Bruce Weitz), a horse trainer gone bad, tries to sell Kia illegally, Callie relies on her street smarts to outwit Snapper. Rafe and Callie figure out that to save Kia, they must prove he really is a champion.