Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »
An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -- with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin -- manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years. Written by
The movie would have us believe that Diane Lane's character (Penny Tweedy at the time) was a reluctant, naive thoroughbred owner in need of team players to take over Secretariat's racing career; de facto, not so at all. Her team of jockey, trainer, groom and exercise rider were all working for the Meadow Stable for years and all had been through the Triple Crown campaign one year prior. Their 3 year old horse, Riva Ridge, just missed winning the Triple Crown the year before. Named by Penny's husband Jack, for a place in his World War II experience (this belied his depiction as removed and disinterested), Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes and finished fourth in the Preakness as the 3 to 5 favorite when the track came up 'sloppy'. Secretariat therefore had a seasoned, veteran team, well tested in the rigors of Triple Crown competition. The film makers chose to portray the more dramatic rookie, upstart triumph. See more »
Lucien Laurin is shown berating and firing jockey Paul Feliciano after Secretariat lost his first race. However, Paul Feliciano did ride Secretariat in his second career start, which he won, before being replaced by Ron Turcotte. See more »
[Chenery speaking to Secretariat the evening before the Belmont Stakes]
I've run my race. You run yours.
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One of the best sports movies EVER! And a fine movie in general.
SECRETARIAT is not just a great great sports movie it is just a great movie full-stop. EVery about this film is spot on. The story is wonderfully crafted and well told. The photography is beautiful and classy. The acting is phenomenal. DIANE LANE is in Oscar form as Penny Chenery the owner of Secretariat. She owns the film and gives a very powerful and realistic portrayal. JOHN MALKOVICH is also superb in support. The racing scenes are simply stunning. You are there in the race. It is very well done (and doesn't resort to cheap "shaky-cam" stuff. A very moving and enjoyable movie. It's one of the best sports related movies EVER and comes very highly recommended!
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