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SEABISCUIT

Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy

Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross
Distributor: Universal Pictures

US: 07/25/03
UK: 31/10/03

The true story of the legendary 1930s racehorse who, with his jockey, trainer and owner, was able to beat the odds and win horse racing's top honours. 'Seabiscuit' is based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling nonfiction book of the same name about a former bicycle repairman, Charles Howard (Bridges), who made his fortune introducing the automobile to the American West, and who owned a small, knobbly-kneed horse called Seabiscuit. Howard teamed up with a half-blind ex-boxing prize fighter, Red Pollard (Maguire), who became the horse's jockey and a former "mustang breaker" Wild West performer called "The Lone Plainsman", Tom Smith (Cooper), who became the horse's trainer. As the United States struggled through the Great Depression, people around the country followed with rapt interest of the Seabiscuit story, leading to his win of the Horse of the Year honours in 1938 - the equine equivalent of the Oscar!
They don't come any more Horse Opera than this inspiring tale of beating the odds. Maguire goes from Spiders to Horse Flys and is bound to take his youthful fans with him. Look out for Oscar buzz in 2004.

MEDIA BUZZ
25 July/LA Times: One-track mind
25 July/USA Today: Stars align for 'Seabiscuit'
22 July/New York Post:"Seabiscuit" director Gary Ross has created the most authentic horse-racing movie ever
24 Jan/LA Times:Going to great lengths

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Tobey Maguire takes the biscuit with Jeff Daniels



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