McCullough, David

SKU: 025195055529

UPC 025195055529
Release Date 2009-05-26
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 141
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling nonfiction novel comes to life with this spectacular big-screen adaptation. Set in the 1930s, SEABISCUIT weaves its story around three men who turned a seemingly untamable horse into a bona fide champion. Jeff Bridges is Charles Howard, a thriving entrepreneur who gives horse racing a shot when his wife leaves him after the death of their son. Chris Cooper is Tom Smith, a mumbling, sensitive horse trainer who sees the untapped potential of Seabiscuit hiding under his flawed outer shell. Tobey Maguire is Red Pollard, a stubborn, oversized jockey who is determined to prove to the world that he has what it takes to be a champion. Together, these men use their individual gifts to mold Seabiscuit into a national icon, culminating in a showdown with Triple Crown winner War Admiral. But when Red breaks his leg riding another horse, Howard must call in George Woolf (played by real life jockey Gary Stevens) to keep the dream alive. In adapting Hillenbrand's celebrated novel, writer-director Gary Ross condensed many of the book's characters and events yet his film retains the inspirational spirit of the source material, resulting in a crowd-pleasing, feel-good drama that will have audiences cheering all the while...[The film] beautifully re-creates everything from Acapulco's brutal racing scene to that celebrated match race......The immaculately-looking picture intercuts telling moments in the lives of the three men whose lives would intersect so decisively......Maguire uses his natural wariness like an all-purpose tool....When he's on a horse, Maguire becomes a different, energized animal -- and the whole movie surges ahead......A coolly rendered, impressively crafted telling of a blood-stirring story......The races are tremendously exciting....Bridges anchors the film with simplicity and strength......The camerawork, gorgeous throughout, is particularly thrilling in the pic's racing scenes...Theatrical Release: July 25, 2003...It's beautifully detailed and it boasts some truly eye-popping racing sequences...The three leads all give careful, affecting performances...[Bridges] projects a winning affability and intrinsic decency.
Cast Frank Marshall (Producer)
Jane Sindell (Producer)
Gary Ross (Producer)
Tobey Maguire (Star)
Jeff Bridges (Star)
Elizabeth Banks (Star)
Chris Cooper (Star)
Randy Newman (Composer)
Gary Ross (Director)
Gary Ross (Screenwriter)
Roger Birnbaum (Executive Producer)
Robin Bissell (Executive Producer)
Tobey Maguire (Executive Producer)
Gary Barber (Executive Producer)
Laura Hillenbrand (Source Writer)
John Schwartzman (Director of Photography)
Judianna Makovsky (Costume Designer)
Jeannine Oppewall (Production Designer)
Kathleen Kennedy (Producer)
William H. Macy (Star)
Gary Stevens (Star)
William Goldenberg (Editor)
Allison Thomas (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English Subtitles: English, SDH, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary with Director Gary Ross and Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Featurette: 1. Bringing the Legend to Life: The Making of Seabiscuit 2. Anatomy of a Movie Moment 3. Seabiscuit: Racing Through History 4. Photo Finish: Jeff Bridges' On the Set Photographs 5. Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, The 1938 Match Race 6. Winners' Circle: The Heroes Behind the Legend 7. The True Story of Seabiscuit 8. HBO First Look Interactive Features: BD Live - Generic Download Center Additional Products: Playstation 3 Controller User Guides - My Scenes, Registration, BD-Live
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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