Premiere (aka Pilot)

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 6/20/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A troubled life has led Kris Furillo to juvenile hall where her only friend is a failed racehorse named Wildfire. Both have lost the will to trust and the faith to believe in anything, least of all themselves. But whenever Kris rides Wildfire, something extraordinary happens. Desperate for a second chance, Kris accepts a job at Raintree Horse Farm, owned by the Ritter family. The Ritters used to be at the top of the high-stakes, winner-take-all racing world, but now they desperately need a winning horse to keep Raintree alive.A beautiful outside in a ruthless world of wealth and power, Kris soon discovers that she must live by a different set of rules and learn to open her heart. And makes a decision the shows her opened heart to the world.But can she trust the people of her new world, especially when everyone had so much at stake.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shanna Collins


  • Esodi Geiger

    Officer Barcley

  • Kit Gwin


  • Arty Nichols

    Gate Guard

  • Charles Sanders

    Joe Fortay

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • 101

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 17, 2006

  • Horse-OC

    By PureTangerine, Aug 03, 2005

  • Everyone deserves a second chance.

    By RosAzzo, May 18, 2008

  • it was good.

    By Sarah10106, Aug 07, 2006

  • The first episode! We meet Kris.

    By ilovedb, Jul 16, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Junior: I can't believe she was in prison. That's so hot! Showering with all those girls.

    • Ken: The prison camp, you really want to take a chance with someone from a place like that? Pablo: I was in a place like that when I was 17; someone took a chance on me.

    • Jean: Hey Pablo you looking for me? Pablo: Nothing that can't wait. Jean: No, it's ok. Pablo: There's uh, someone I want to hire to replace Miguel. We've ben short handed since he left. Jean: You don't need my permission to hire a new hand. Pablo: She's one of the girls from Camp Lagrange I work with.

    • Pablo: Your mom busy? Todd: She's with Mr. Davis; he wants her to marry him.

    • Henry: He's not going to let you make a Momma's boy out of him, not that one. Why do you think he gets in all those fights at school? Jean: Because he's too much like his grandfather. Henry: Because he's trying to tell you he's not scared. Ken: Henry's got a point. Henry: I don't need your help... so what's for lunch?

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    Notes (7)

    • This episode aired for the first time in Brazil: April 16th, 2006, on A&E.

    • International Airdates: Canada: June 20 on ABC Family Ch.16

    • This episode was two hours long, instead of the normal one hour episode. The original idea of ABC Family was to make it a movie, but then they broke it into one hour episodes. The first episode was two hours long, and is considered two episodes on the DVD, but was aired as one on its premiere night.

    • Wildfire had previously been developed at the WB as a potential series, but was made into a two-hour movie instead after moving to ABC Family (Daily Variety, Oct. 13). Execs then decided after screening the finished product they wanted twelve episodes, including the 2-hour premiere.

    • Wildfire is actually being filmed in New Mexico, not in Fremont (Northern California) where it is set.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Ryan Sypek says that "My most embarrassing moment was during the first episode of Wildfire. I was in my Porsche, and so amped up and nervous that I kicked it into reverse and peeled out the wrong way."

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