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Tobey Maguire, Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

Genre: Sports, Drama; Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy; Director: Gary Ross (Director); Author: Gary Ross (Writer); Release Date Wide: 07/25/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 141; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Universal

Seabiscuit tells the true story of how a puny, ungainly horse became a racing champ and an American obsession of the 1930s. Writer-director Gary Ross stuck closely to the narrative of Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller, and aided by an exquisitely bred cast – Maguire as half-blind jockey Red Pollard and Cooper as taciturn trainer Tom Smith are neck-and-neck with great performances – he delivered a crowd-pleasing drama that is in every way what the legendary steed was not: big, beautiful, and molasses-paced. EXTRAS Include a making-of feature (how many horses played Seabiscuit?), original newsreel footage, cast and crew interviews, and commentary by Ross and Academy thoroughbred Steven Soderbergh.

Originally posted December 16 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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