• Seabiscuit (2003)

Seabiscuit

Release Date: July 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003

PG-13 |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

In the midst of the Great Depression, a businessman (Jeff Bridges) coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries (Tobey Maguire) and a down-and-out horse trainer (Chris Cooper) team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. At first the horse struggles to win, but eventually Seabiscuit becomes one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time, and inspires a nation at a time when it needs it most.

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens, William H. Macy, Carl M. Craig, Eddie Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rise, Underdog, 1930s, Rivalry, Wife, Inspiring, Engaging, Emotional, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A grand ride. Sleek, beautiful and packed with emotion, not too flashy but full of heart, this is a movie worthy of its unlikely yet glorious subject: Depression-era America's best-loved racehorse and the two races that made him a legend. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Actors dominate with finely nuanced performances where every scene feels dramatically right. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A thrilling, beautifully crafted, fact-based horse story that's not merely the summer's finest movie, but may well be the one to catch come Academy Awards time. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)