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Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 25 July 2003 (USA)
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True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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David McCullough ...
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Bicycle Supervisor
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Steamer Owner
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Car Customer
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David Doty ...
Land Broker
Carl M. Craig ...
Sam (as Kingston DuCoeur)
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Young Red Pollard
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Pollard Child
Noah Luke ...
Pollard Child
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Pollard Child
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Storyline

It's the Depression, and everyone needs to hold onto a dream to get them through the bad times. Car maker Charles Howard is no different, he who is trying to rebuild his life after the tragic death of his only child and the resulting end of his first marriage. With second wife Marcela at his side, Charles wants to get into horse racing and ends up with a team of underdogs who are also chasing their own dream. The first is trainer Tom Smith, who has a natural instinct to spot the capabilities of horses. The second is the horse Tom chooses for Charles, Seabiscuit, an unconventional choice as despite his pedigreed lineage, Seabiscuit is small at fifteen and a half hands tall with a slight limp. But Tom can see something in Seabiscuit's nature to make him a winner, if only Seabiscuit can be retrained from his inbred losing ways. And third is the jockey they decide to hire, Johnny "Red" Pollard, so nicknamed because of his hair color. Like Tom, Red has always shown a natural way with ... Written by Huggo

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The true story of a long shot who became a legend. See more »

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Drama | History | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual situations and violent sports-related images | See all certifications »

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25 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma de héroes  »

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Budget:

$87,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,854,735, 27 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,277,854, 5 February 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,336,445
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2.39 : 1
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Ex-racing driver Allan Padelford specially designed the MTV insert cars - a Mobile Technocrane Vehicle to allow filmmakers to shoot insert shots for horse race sequences. It run up to 45 mph and weighs at 28 thousand pounds. The car can fit a 30ft Technocrane dolly at the back and Wescam XR head at front. Another one was designed specifically two fit in two animatronic horses. See more »

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When Red Pollard and Seabiscuit are recuperating, Red asks the track guy to mow around a tree to make a sort of track. The track guy brings out a push mower. The grass he is cutting is higher than the blades. A push mower won't cut grass that high, it will just push over it. See more »

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[Upon entering Samuel Riddle's stables]
Red Pollard: Jesus Christ. I want to be a horse.
Tom Smith: You're almost big enough.
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Referenced in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) See more »

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Call to the Post
Performed by Jay Cohen
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Enjoyable, but not exactly Best Picture-material
18 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Excellent sports drama about the intense relationship between a jockey and his horse. I loved this movie, but the fact that it is based on a true story makes it even better. If "Seabiscuit" wasn't based on true events, this movie would have looked like another classic Disney-movie. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with these kinds of movies, but what usually disturbs me, is the fact that they are so unbelievable and predictable.

Tobey Maguire gives an excellent performance as Red Pollard, the young but very talented jockey. Many other great performances in this movie by the always enjoyable Jeff Bridges, the outstanding Chris Cooper (Adaptation.) and the beautiful Elizabeth Banks (Spiderman) who plays Bridges' second wife.

Although this second Gary Ross-movie is less my kind of movie than "Pleasentville" was, I truly enjoyed watching it. He is an excellent director and outstanding screenwriter. I certainly would like seeing more of his work. Recommendable and enjoyable sports movie. Not exactly an intense and gripping drama, but worth a watch! 7,5/10


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