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Secretariat (2010)

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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.



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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 Anonymous

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A paripa  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,694,770 (USA) (8 October 2010)


$59,699,513 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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Penny Chenery was on set for much of the filming. She was absent when she took an afternoon nap, but otherwise was there each morning and later in the day. See more »


Before the Belmont Stakes race, when Secretariat is being led to the track, one of the people in the crowd takes his picture with a Kodak Instamatic camera. It has a FlipFlash flash device on it - these weren't made until 1975. See more »


Lucien Laurin: [as Secretariat nears the finish line at the Belmont Stakes] Ronnie, don't fall off!
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Zappa Studios talent for extra work. See more »


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One of the Best Movies of All Time!
21 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is EXCELLENT and should have been up for Best Picture and best supporting actress (Diane Lane) and actor (Malkovich) but since Hollywood is so perverted, this movie wasn't even nominated. I watched the top films according to their nominations and they were ALL trash compared to this film. The story is unbelievable and I remember Big Red and watching him that year in the Derby. No bad language (or very little), a great family movie, wonderful acting, and an unbelievably true story. What more do you want in a movie? Wallace did an exceptional job with this film and deserves more credit than he got. Diane Lane was awesome and Malkovich did a great job as well. No other story like it in sports history and the movie did a great job of bringing out the details of the story and its accuracy. This is one film you'll want to buy and keep forever. It is now our entire family's favorite movie and we have watched it at least 10 times now. The cinematography is incredible! ABSOLUTELY GREAT FILM!..and the bonus feature entitled, "Heart of a Champion" is almost as good as the movie!

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