The Cup movie poster
Runtime: 106 Mins
Classsification: PG
Mild themes and coarse language
In cinemas:
13 October 2011

The Cup

Alice Parkinson, Bill Hunter, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel MacPherson

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At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne cup. The race fall hauntingly similar to the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sport history.

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Persons of interest

  • Martin Sacks .... Neil Pinner
  • Shaun Micallef .... Lee Freedman
  • Eddie McGuire .... Football Commentator
  • Stephen Curry .... Damien Oliver
  • Rodger Corser .... Jason McCartney
  • Kate Bell .... Claire
  • Bill Hunter .... Bart Cummings
  • Tom Burlinson .... Dave Phillips
  • Daniel MacPherson .... Jason Oliver
  • Alice Parkinson .... Jenny
  • Brendan Gleeson .... Dermot Weld
  • Simon Wincer .... Director
  • Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

    • drama

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    Movie Review

    The Cup is the story of Damien Oliver prior to the 2002 Melbourne Cup. The movie started very slowly, introducing characters and showing how they interact. This would be fine for a documentary and even though this movie has been made from real life events it's genre is drama and that's what we should be expecting. What this means is the first half of the movie is disappointingly slow. Fortunately, the last half hour of the movie is something else, there's plenty of drama and emotions. The final scenes make you feel like you're almost there in amongst the horses during the race then in the crowd cheering them on. If only the first half of the movie wasn't so boring.

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