Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, a misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

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Jim Wilson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skeet Ulrich ... Chip Woolley
Christian Kane ... Mark Allen
William Devane ... Leonard Doc Blach
Madelyn Deutch ... Alex
Todd Lowe ... Kelly
David Atkinson ... Bill Woolley
Calvin Borel ... Self (TFIOS)
Bruce Wayne Eckelman Bruce Wayne Eckelman ... Bob Baffert
Hugo Perez ... Miguel
Eloy Casados ... Charlie Figueroa
Tish Rayburn-Miller Tish Rayburn-Miller ... Joanne Blach
Jessi Badami Jessi Badami ... Serena Blach
Judith Jones Judith Jones ... Pamela Blach
Benjamin Glenday ... Kevin Blach
Bernardo Saracino ... Saeed Bin Suroor (as Bernardo P. Saracino)
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Storyline

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and a bar brawl. | See all certifications »
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Songs Somethings Got to Give and Whiskey in Mind were both written and performed by Christian Kane who plays Mark Allen. Both songs are played in the bar scene where Alex is dancing and Chip needs to rescue her. See more »

Quotes

Chip Woolley: We've got a chance to be part of something truly great. Maybe we'll look stupid to some, but life ain't worth much if all you do is play it safe. It's about bein' out there, takin' chances.
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Got A Way
Written by Catherine Maria Colpits
Performed by Dolorata
Courtesy of Experience Music Group
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Amazing film, heartfelt and inspirational
23 March 2014 | by kmvillnowSee all my reviews

As the granddaughter of the real-life Doc Blach I was THRILLED with the movie! The characters were genuine, heartfelt, and really told our family's story in a way that honored that whole experience. When it came time for the actual Kentucky Derby the whole theater was cheering, clapping, and hollering as if the real race was being ran again. It was truly remarkable and I can't wait to see it again! This movie did a great job of showing what the little man can do, and that in this beautiful country we call home - anything can happen. Mine That Bird is a horse that can give all of us encouragement to keep working hard, and to never, ever give up!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mine That Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Sunland Park, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,480, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$1,064,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,064,454
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ten Furlongs See more »
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Color
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