The Hopkins Hoax
True West Magazine - October 2003
Westerns in the Works
|"Despite theatrical trailers
heralding an October 2003 release, Disney's Hidalgo will not be
released until March 2004. Screenwriter John Fusco says even
though he stands by the validity of Frank T. Hopkins' story, Disney's final
promotional pitch will state that Hidalgo is based on a legend, not a
true story (as stated in earlier pitches). Was Hopkins a fraud or a
true desert cowboy? Find out in March 2004, when True West
reports on Hidalgo and the controversy over Frank T. Hopkins'
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