…is based on a true story and tells about the thoroughbred race horse Seabiscuit and his extraordinary success in the 1930s. The movie was shot in the USA and was Oscar-nominated in several categories.
At the beginning of his career the young race horse Seabiscuit is without any great success. His owners do not see his potential but think that he is lazy and hoggish. Finally the horse gets acquired by the stable owner Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges). Together with his trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) and the jokey Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire) they start to train the horse with new methods and realize the great potential of the horse.
The new training methods are effective: Seabiscuit wins every single race. He becomes famous for his slowly starts and his sensational and extraordinary willingness to fight- during the race he catches up every single horse before he finally wins and leaves a great distance before himself and his followers. Seabiscuit is not only a successful race horse but also a symbol of hope for the whole American society: after the Great Depression in the 1930s many American citizens wanted to identify theirselves with a previous outsider who became famous and successful.
The movie is not only about the great and unexpected success of a horse but also a mirror of the American society in the 1930s. The three main characters Howards, Red and Tom tell their story and have to manage with their own problems and strokes of fate.
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- Evaluation: 7.3 (from 10 possible points)
- Produced by: Gary Ross
- Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper
- Music by: Randy Newman
- The film may be seen by people over 6 years
- Year of release: 2004
- Length: 134 minutes
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