• Secretariat (2010)


Release Date: October 8th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

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

Production Co: Mayhem Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Father , Quest , Passionate , Rise , Transformation , Gripping , Husband , 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Secretariat stumbles along beneath the weight of leaden life lessons. They're dispensed at frequent intervals by Diane Lane, who does better than anyone had a right to expect, since she is saddled with dialogue of exceptional dreadfulness. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The result, if occasionally forced, is also irresistible. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging sports movie about the greatest racehorse ever and his female owner who literally bets the farm on his supremacy. show more

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