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PG| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Despite her lack of experience, housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over management of the family Thoroughbred farm after her father (Scott Glenn) becomes ill. Successfully navigating her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing, Chenery, together with veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), fosters a gifted colt that ultimately crosses the finish line into history as the Triple Crown winner in 1973.

Cast: Diane Lane , John Malkovich , Dylan Walsh , Dylan Baker , Margo Martindale , Nelsan Ellis , Otto Thorwarth , Scott Glenn

Director: Randall Wallace

Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: Walt Disney

Secretariat (2010)

Release Date: October 8th, 2010|2 hr. 3 min.

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fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If it's hip to be square, then this racehorse movie is the ultimate in cornball cool. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    In Secretariat, the fictionalized bits are simple exaggerations - broad, Disneyish adjustments in races and other realities. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The true story of the recordbreaking Secretariat is pretty stupendous as is. It didn't need schmaltzing up. show more

  • September 29, 2012 dav8sus
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    I loved the movie and the parallel stories of becoming victorius....not giving up. I love that Penny\'s father sowed faith into her & the ability to stand under trial & that is exactly what she sowed into the rest. Secretariat? God made him, and put an extra large heart in his body. I loved it!!!

  • May 19, 2012 jasdavila
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    Truly one of the best movies on horse racing. An ispirational and superbly made movie. Diane Lane and John Malkovich are deserving of Academy Awards for their perfomances. I got goose bumps watching the third leg of the Triple Crown win.

  • May 15, 2012 winterwhite1
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    Excellent Movie, I have seen it a dozen times and still I am moved to tears as that absolutely beautiful horse charges into the frey and wins in the most breathtaking way. So Inspirational. Absolutely beautifully and sensitively done

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Harley W. Lond on Jan 24th, 2011 4:08PM

Rock 'n' roll, spies and sports -- what more could one want from this week's slate of DVD releases? First off there's 'Nowhere Boy,' a stirring bio-drama about one of the great legends in music...

2010's Most Transparent Oscar Bait

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Annette Bourdeau on Oct 28th, 2010 7:00PM

As we head into November, we can start bidding farewell to the summer blockbusters and October slasher flicks. November and December mark the beginning of Oscar bait season. That's right. This is...

'Social Network' Outraces 'Life' and 'Secretariat': Box Office Report: October 8-10

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Gary Susman on Oct 10th, 2010 1:45PM

It's still Mark Zuckerberg's world; we just live in it. Despite strong competition from newcomers 'Life as We Know It' and 'Secretariat,' 'The Social Network' topped the box office for the second...

Film Strip: Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Shadowfax Photo Finish

Posted by
Rusty Shackles on Oct 8th, 2010 6:20PM

Horses in movies are a time-honored tradition. And with the release of 'Secretariat,' we wondered, which of these famous movie horses would win in a race -- Secretariat, Seabiscuit or Shadowfax...

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