American Experience (1988– )
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He was boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten a short straggly tail and an ungainly gait; though he didn't look the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable ... See full summary »

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Stephen Ives
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Narrator (voice)
Seabiscuit Seabiscuit ... Himself (archive footage)
Laura Hillenbrand Laura Hillenbrand ... Herself - Interviewee
Farrell Jones Farrell Jones ... Himself - Interviewee
Norah Christianson Norah Christianson ... Herself - Interviewee
Red Pollard Red Pollard ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Smith Gene Smith ... Himself - Interviewee
Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker ... Himself - Interviewee
War Admiral War Admiral ... Himself (archive footage)
George Woolf George Woolf ... Himself (archive footage)
Leonard Dorfman Leonard Dorfman ... Himself - Interviewee
Helen Luther Helen Luther ... Herself - Interviewee
Billy Passmore Billy Passmore ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Stephenson Bobby Stephenson ... Himself (archive footage)
Stagehand Stagehand ... Himself (archive footage)
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He was boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten a short straggly tail and an ungainly gait; though he didn't look the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero. They were his fabulously wealthy owner Charles Howard, his famously silent and stubborn trainer Tom Smith and the two hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who rode him to glory. By following the paths that brought these four together and in telling the story of Seabiscuit's unlikely career, this film illuminates the precarious economic conditions that defined America in the 1930s and explores the fascinating behind-the-scenes world of thoroughbred racing. Scott Glenn narrates. Written by Anonymous

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Stereo
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Narrator: "Oh", wrote Jolly Roger, "that I lived to see this day."
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Breathtaking.
8 May 2018 | by algsmailSee all my reviews

Breathtaking. I never get tired of it. The suspense and anticipation never wane and the outcome, while probably never in doubt, satisfies to a crescendo of joy and warmth.


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