Seabiscuit (film)


Seabiscuit (film)

Infobox_Film
name = Seabiscuit


imdb_id = 0329575
producer = Kathleen Kennedy
Frank Marshall
Jane Sindell
Gary Ross
director = Gary Ross
writer = Laura Hillenbrand ()
Gary Ross (screenplay)
starring = Tobey Maguire
Jeff Bridges
Chris Cooper
Royce D. Applegate
William H. Macy
and David McCullough
music = Randy Newman
cinematography = John Schwartzman
editing = William Goldenberg
distributor = - USA/Canada -
Universal Pictures
- Germany/Japan
Switzerland/Spain -

DreamWorks
- All other areas -
Buena Vista International
released = July 25, 2003
runtime = 141 min.
language = English
budget = $87 million

"Seabiscuit " is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book "" by Laura Hillenbrand. The story recounts the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular sensation in the United States near the end of the Great Depression.

The film follows the book fairly closely, albeit taking the usual "Hollywood biography" liberties with times and places here and there in order to compress the presentation. David McCullough's narration gives the film somewhat of a "documentary" feel and adds to the drama of the story. There are also many horseracing scenes in which the camera is placed among the jockeys, giving the audience a realistic sense of "riding along" with the horses.

Cast

* Tobey Maguire is Red Pollard
* Jeff Bridges as Charles S. Howard
* Chris Cooper as Tom Smith
* William H. Macy as Tick Tock McGlaughlin
* Elizabeth Banks as Marcela Howard
* Gary Stevens as George Woolf
* Eddie Jones as Samuel D. Riddle
* Carl M. Craig (as Kingston DuCoeur) as Sam

Production Notes

The movie was filmed at the Santa Anita Park Racetrack in Arcadia, California.

Awards

Academy Awards

Seabiscuit was nominated for seven Oscars, but won none:

* Best Picture: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Gary Ross
* Best Adapted Screenplay: Gary Ross based on the novel by Laura Hillenbrand
* Best Art Direction: Jeannine Claudia Oppewall and Leslie A. Pope
* Best Cinematography: John Schwartzman
* Best Costume Design: Judianna Makovsky
* Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg
* Best Sound Mixing: Anna Behlmer, Tod A. Maitland, and Andy Nelson

Golden Globes

* Best Motion Picture Drama: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Gary Ross
* Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: William H. Macy

Screen Actors Guild Awards

* Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper
* Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

External links

* [http://www.seabiscuitonline.com/ "Seabiscuit" the Book Official Website]
* [http://www.seabiscuitmovie.com/ "Seabiscuit" the Movie Official Website]
* [http://www.secondrunning.com/ Photos and facts about Seabiscuit's great races and Red Pollard]
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