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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit    Seabiscuit [DVD] (2003) DVD
An exciting and lovingly realized version of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the horse that captivated America during the 1930s and those involved in its success. See how car dealer/horse owner Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges), trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) and jockey Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire) all played a part in turning the underachieving Seabiscuit into a record-breaking champion. With William H. Macy, Elizabeth Banks. 141 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; biographies.

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Seabiscuit - Cast

David McCullough ... Narrator
Tobey Maguire ... Red Pollard
Jeff Bridges ... Charles Howard
Paul Vincent O'Connor ... Bicycle Supervisor
Chris Cooper ... Tom Smith
Michael Ensign ... Steamer Owner
James Keane ... Car Customer
Valerie Mahaffey ... Annie Howard
David Doty ... Land Broker
Carl M. Craig ... Sam
Michael O'Neill ... Mr. Pollard
Annie Corley ... Mrs. Pollard
Michael Angarano ... Young Red Pollard
Cameron Bowen ... Pollard Child
Noah Luke ... Pollard Child
Mariah Bess ... Pollard Child
Gary Ross... Film Director


Review by Frederica Mathewes-Green

"Seabiscuit" is the best big-story, big-heart movie of the summer. You know the type: it has underdogs, or rather an underhorse, and three men drawn to him by a common dream. Strings and cymbals crowd the soundtrack to the point of bumping elbows, and the action goes to slo-mo, then to black-and-white. An unseen narrator solemnly drops stones into the pond: "It was the beginning and the end of imagination at the same time," and the middle too, I’ll bet....more

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Seabiscuit [DVD] (2003) DVD

Champions Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "Field of Dreams" (Anniversary Edition), "Seabiscuit," "Friday Night Lights," and "Cinderella Man."

Seabiscuit: Limited Edition Gift Set [DVD] (2003) DVD
An exciting and lovingly realized version of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the horse that captivated America during the 1930s and those involved in its success. The parallel lives of car dealer/horse owner Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges), trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) and jockey Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire) are tracked, then intersect, as they all play a part in turning the underachieving Seabiscuit into a record-breaking champion. With William H. Macy, Elizabeth Banks. 141 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish. Limited edition includes a bonus disc (which features three documentaries and the 1938 match race against War Admiral), a booklet, a collectible senitype.

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Fanciful fiction mixes with actual events in "The Story of Seabiscuit" (1949), a lively biodrama of the famed racehorse. Shirley Temple stars as the niece of a charismatic horse trainer who falls in love with a young jockey. Against her wishes, the jockey is persuaded by her uncle to ride Seabiscuit and become a champion. Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister also star. Two-disc set also includes "National Velvet" and "Black Beauty" (1994). 5 hrs. total.

Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary (B&W/Color Versions) [DVD] (1939) DVD
Rediscovered after being thought lost forever, this action-packed documentary highlights the inspiring story of America's favorite horse. Produced in 1939 by the equine's owner Charles Howard as a way to celebrate the "Horse of the Year," this fascinating program presents an insider's guide to Seabiscuit's compelling life and career. Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions. 50 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

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