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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.

Director:

Randall Wallace

Writers:

Mike Rich, William Nack (book)
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Penny Chenery
John Malkovich ... Lucien Laurin
Dylan Walsh ... Jack Tweedy
Margo Martindale ... Miss Ham
Nelsan Ellis ... Eddie Sweat
Otto Thorwarth ... Ronnie Turcotte
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Bull Hancock
James Cromwell ... Ogden Phipps
Scott Glenn ... Chris Chenery
Michael Harding ... E.V. Benjamin (as Mike Harding)
Richard Fullerton ... Robert Kleburg
Tim Ware ... John Galbreath
Nestor Serrano ... Pancho Martin
Keith Austin Keith Austin ... Laffit Pincay
Kevin Connolly ... Bill Nack
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Storyline

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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The Impossible True Story


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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretariat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,694,770, 10 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,713,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,251,371
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Thirty-five horses were used in total during the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

In 1969, the family drives to the Virginia farm in a blue 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air with Virginia plates. When they are preparing to leave, the husband says he had the flight moved up. When all except the wife leave, they do so in the same Bel Air. A 1961 car would not have been an airport rental car. It appears they drove from Colorado to Virginia. See more »

Quotes

Penny Chenery: I got what I wanted.
Hollis Chenery: You got what no one else wanted.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.129 (2011) See more »

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I'll Take You There
Written by Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell)
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Maybe Next Time They'll Make a Movie About Secretariat
2 October 2010 | by BenLapkeSee all my reviews

The movie is great for families, as there were a number of children in the theater who really enjoyed the film. There isn't any off-color language or scenes, and it is well acted and well made. My main complaint is that it really seemed to be the Penny Tweedy story, and not that much about Secretariat. If you want to take your children to a well made movie with horses, this is a good film. If you want to learn about the greatest racehorse of the 20th century, go to you tube and watch old clips of the actual horse itself. If you're looking for a good movie about a horse, buy or rent Seabiscuit. That movie tells much more of the story about the horse.


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