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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$59,699,513 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Secretariat's time at Pimlico for the Preakness was originally set at 1:54 2/5. The official clock at Pimlico was having issues that day and race officials settled on that time. Several racing forum writers with their own clocks had Secretariat at a faster time. At the request of Penny Chenery and the president of Pimlico Tom Chuckas, the Maryland Racing Commission agreed to review the race. On June 19, 2012, the commission officially changes the time for Secretariat's run to 1:53. Secretariat now owns the fastest times for all 3 Triple Crown races. See more »

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In the 1969 scene where Penny's son John is building a model airplane on the coffee table, he is building the Monogram 1/48 scale Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a kit that wasn't produced until the 1980s. See more »

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Penny Chenery: I will not live the rest of my life in regret.
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Referenced in Entourage: Dramedy (2010) See more »

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My Old Kentucky Home
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Arranged by John Edmondson
Performed by The University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band
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One of the best sports movies EVER! And a fine movie in general.
7 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

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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