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Seabiscuit - Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Gary Ross

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Movie propaganda

Former bicycle repairman, Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges) made his fortune introducing the automobile to the American West and owned a small knobbly-kneed horse called Seabiscuit. Howard teamed up with a half-blind ex-boxing prize fighter, Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire), who became the horse's jockey and a former mustang breaker Wild West performer called The Lone Plainsman aka Tom Smith (Chris Cooper), who became the horse's trainer. As the USA 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.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama history biography horse racing trainer jockey Depression underdog

Persons of interest

  • Tobey Maguire .... Red Pollard
  • Jeff Bridges .... Charles Howard
  • Elizabeth Banks .... Marcella Howard
  • Chris Cooper .... Tom Smith
  • William H Macy .... Tick Tock McGlaughlin
  • Gary Stevens .... George Woolf
  • Chris McCarron .... Charley Kurtsinger
  • Laura Hillenbrand .... Author: Seabiscuit: an American legend
  • Gary Ross... Screenwriter
  • Gary Ross... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Dogbiscuit. That's all a horse is, isn't it? Walking dog food?

Oh well, Seabiscuit is your standard guts-for-glory film about an underdog (no pun intended) who goes through trials and tribulations and rises above them all, blah, blah. You'll need a tissue.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; DTS
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: Director Gary Ross and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
    • Featurettes:
      • Anatomy of a movie moment
      • Bringing the legend to life: the making of "Seabiscuit"
      • Seabiscuit vs War Admiral: the 1938 match race
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions, Portuguese

Security censorship classification

M (Adult themes)

Surveillance time

140 minutes (2:20 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 13 November 2003
DVD rental: 7 April 2004
VHS rental: 7 April 2004
DVD retail: 5 October 2004
VHS retail: 5 October 2004

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