Seabiscuit 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…
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Seabiscuit (2003)

Tobey Maguire, Seabiscuit | THE RIGHT STUFF Red Pollard (Maguire) shows just what Seabiscuit can do on the track
THE RIGHT STUFF Red Pollard (Maguire) shows just what Seabiscuit can do on the track

Details Release Date: Dec 16, 2003; DVD Release Date: Dec 16, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Sports; With: Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper and Tobey Maguire; Distributor: Universal; More

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 Dec 15, 2003 Published in issue #742 Dec 19, 2003 Order article reprints