Seabiscuit [WS] [Blu-ray] [2003]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 65)

Special Features


  • Bringing the legend to life: the making of Seabiscuit
  • Anatomy of a movie moment
  • Seabiscuit: racing through history
  • Photo finish: Jeff bridges' on-set photographs
  • Seabiscuit vs. war admiral, the 1938 match race
  • Winners' circle: the heroes behind the legend
  • The true story of Seabiscuit
  • HBO first look
  • The longshot: a special message from Buick
  • Feature commentary with director Gary Ross and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh

Synopsis


Seabiscuit
For his sophomore effort, director Gary Ross re-teams with Tobey Maguire and William H. Macy, stars of his directorial debut Pleasantville, for this depression-era sports drama about the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. Unlike 1949's fictionalized The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple, this version attempts to present a factual account of the story, which centers around the three men who saw the famed horse to victory. Jeff Bridges stars as Charles Howard, an entrepreneur who owns the unlikely racehorse. Howard teams with partially blind boxer-turned-jockey Red Pollard (Maguire in his first performance since annihilating the 2002 box-office in Spider-Man) and horse trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper fresh off his best-supporting actor Oscar for Adaptation). Together, the three work to help the famed horse to several symbolic victories that helped to inspire a downtrodden 1930s America. The supporting cast, headed by Macy, includes Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man) and real-life jockeys Gary Stevens and Chris McCarron. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tobey Maguire
    Tobey Maguire - Red Pollard
  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Charles Howard
  • Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper - Tom Smith
  • Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks - Marcela Howard
  • Image coming soon
    Gary Stevens - George Woolf



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you love horses, this is your movie

    Posted
    Susiekt59

    I am a horse lover as well as a fan of horse racing. This is a great movie about taking chances, believing in the underdog, and great triumph. Even if you are just an everday person who believes strongly in something and are struggling with getting others to believe as well, this is the movie for you. The actors are great, the fiming is amazing, and the story is something we can all relate to in some way. My favorite movie of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Badgerdawg
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    Loved every minute of it, beautifully filmed with a good soundtrack

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Catches the Spirit of Horse Racing

    Posted
    cwlw
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    It’s 1910, if you have a dream go out west – there’s a fortune to be made in your future and the skies the limit. But the 1929 “Bust” changed all that. It was a hard time for many who had to develop a new direction because there was no work for many which led to despair. Somehow an entrepreneur horse lover and owner, a broken but skilled Trainer and a want-to-be Jockey came together to train a broken horse named Seabiscuit. The “Narrator” helped set the mood-of-the-times as our Nation’s economy was in a Boom-to-Bust and Struggled-Back-Again situation and “Tick Tock McGlaughlin,” the Radio Horse Jock, provided the enthusiasm for the sport. Seabiscuit rose to prominence in the late 1930’s – he crushed War Admiral at Pimlico Race Course November 1, 1938 and after winning the Santa Ana Handicap in 1940 he retired to Ridgewood Ranch, near Willits, California – at that time he was horse racing’s all-time leading money winner. So get ready for both a great people and horse racing story – it’s a remarkably good view and it will reach out and pleasantly touch you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seabiscuit

    Posted
    Tyler
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    A great inspirational story meant for the whole family

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good show for horse fans

    Posted
    Apollo
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    Bought this for my Mother... she loved it. Interesting story line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feel good

    Posted
    Jkptrick
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    • Top 250 Contributor

    Sea biscuits is a great feel good movie for the whole family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A true story.

    Posted
    veli52
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    If you enjoy horse movies you will enjoy this true story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seabiscuit movie

    Posted
    Peggy
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    Wonderful story, I enjoyed the book and love the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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