Secretariat [DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 1687069
  • Release Date: 01/25/2011
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 71)

Special Features


  • Heart Of A Champion - An Inside Look at Secretariat, One Of The Most Famous Thoroughbred Horses Ever Known
  • 3 Deleted Scenes
  • Music Videos - AJ Michalka "It's Who You Are"

Synopsis


Secretariat
A housewife with little knowledge of horse-racing fosters one of the greatest race horses of all time as the story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner comes to the screen in this inspirational underdog drama based on the novel Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack and starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Penny Chenery (Lane) is a devoted mother and housewife whose ailing father is the proprietor of Meadow Stables in Virginia. When her father becomes too ill to tend to his horses, Penny agrees to take over the stables despite her inexperience. Desperate, she turns to veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich) to help show her the ropes. Up to this point, horse racing has been a decidedly male-dominated sport. But with Lucien's help, Penny prepares to prove that gender has no bearing on one's ability to breed a fast race horse. As Secretariat blasts out of the gates to leave his competition in the dust, the whole world watches in amazement, and a legend is born. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Diane Lane
    Diane Lane - Penny Chenery
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Lucien Laurin
  • Dylan Walsh
    Dylan Walsh - Jack Tweedy
  • Dylan Baker
    Dylan Baker - Hollis Chenery
  • Margo Martindale
    Margo Martindale - Miss Ham



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very touching true story.

    Posted
    MermaidQueen89

    Penny an ordinary house-wife inherits her fathers horse farm. And instead of selling it she decides to fix it up and train some horses. The main one being of course Secretariat. Then she remembers how he loved racing the horses and decides to give Secretariat a try in the races and they do really well. They are the underdog in the situation but its a touching story about how it all comes out and she defies the odds of being an only woman in a " men's" sport. Diane Lane, John Malcovich are very good. Sad at times, but you find yourself rooting for Secretariat the whole time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    really great family movie

    Posted
    katinhat

    I loved this movie! great true story - everyone has heard of Secretariat, but I didn't know many details about the owner or horse, so it was really fun to find out more about the history behind the great athlete. I thought the actors did an amazing portrayal of the time period and characters. I loved seeing such a strong female persona pursuing her dreams, especially during the times when females did not normally take on those roles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing and exciting film.

    Posted
    Pyramids
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    I think that "Secretariat" was once again one of the greatest Disney films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite Disney films of all-time. I have enjoyed this inspiring and amazing film and have seen and enjoyed several of the films that have been made by Disney. I also think that "Secretariat" had a lot of enjoyable and entertaining drama and a really great and amazing cast and personal storylines as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie for the Family

    Posted
    Danielle4

    I first rented the movie, before purchasing it. After watching the movie the first time, I immediately had to purchase it. This movie is great for the family or any horse person. The movie is based on a true story about the magnificent Secretariat. The story is very inspirational and the races have you on the edge of your seat til the end. I watch this movie over and over, and never get tired of watching it. This is easily one of my all time favorite movies, and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved It!

    Posted
    1ninjanina
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    I loved this movie! I loved it so much, I paused it and posted to my FB profile about it while I was watching it! If you like horse movies, this is definitely for you! If you like dramas, it's also a good movie. The storyline, the acting, the sequencing, the horse races were realistic looking. Made me excited for him to win even though I knew it was just a movie, and I knew he would win because of history. I still cheered when he won.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WONDERFUL MOVIE FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES HORSES!!!

    Posted
    THEHORSEMAN

    THIS MOVIE HAS IT ALL: THE TALE OF THE GREATEST RACEHORSE IN HISTORY AND A TOUCHING STORY ABOUT THE FAMILY THAT BRED HIM. A BETTER CAST COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY THE ROLES OF ALL THOSE INVOLVED. THIS MOVIE IS FUNNY, INSPIRING, EXCITING, EMOTIONAL, AND MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE ACTUALLY THERE IN PERSON TO WITNESS THE STORY OF SECRETARIAT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Story

    Posted
    AppleWoman
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    What a story. What a Champion Race Horse... There has never been one like her before and never since, either. I'm fairly certain there will never be another Race Horse like her ever again. The most important fact is that it is a true story and they held very tight to the actual events that happened. The cinematography was spectacular...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie...buy a pizza!

    Posted
    justlikehorses
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    Basically about a horse that just about everyone gave up on.There was one person however who didn't and said ".....let him run his race", and so he did. The last race in the movie MAKES the movie and shows why Secretariat even today, is a legend. It'll probably make you cry, but in a good way.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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