Coyote Summer

Theatrical Release: September 16, 2003
DVD Release: September 16, 2003
Coyote Summer


This movie is about a teen by the name of Callie who ends up staying at her Aunt Maggie’s farm when her mom goes to London. Like any teenager, she does not like the idea of her mom going to a cool place like London while she has to stay in the states with her Aunt, where she is expected to work. At the Coyote Arrow Ranch Callie meets a young trainer by the name of Raffe and throughout the movie their relationship becomes closer (not the “love kind”, but as friends). However, life at the ranch is not a bunch of roses and that can be attributed to two factors: A crazy horse (Kiah) and a corrupt horse trainer (Snapper). Snapper convinces Callie’s uncle to have Kiah put down so that he can secretly sell Kiah (alive) to pay off his debts. Callie and Raffe end up saving the horse from Snapper and making another friend along the way. They plan on training Kiah and entering him in the races to prove that Raffe is a good trainer and Kiah is a good tame horse.

Dove Review

There are some good moments in the movie, like in one scene they actually pray before dinner. I don’t know about you, but I don’t see that too often in movies. The movie has some good one-liners, like in one scene Raffe says to Callie “Did anyone ever tell you how nice you would be if you’d just be nice?” There is mention of “Ancient Ones” in the movie in one scene, and there is a story of animals talking and such, but it is really interesting.

Snapper, like any bad person, is on Raffe and Callie’s heels throughout the whole movie and even gets his hands on Kiah. However, the movie does have a good ending, and a little kiss (you almost miss it) is shared between Raffe and Callie; however it is more of a friendly one.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Friendly kiss between a boy and girl.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Feature Films For Families
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Amanda Messer