October 8th 2010
  • Drama,
  • PG,
  • 116 min,
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Scott Glenn, James Cromwell, Dylan Walsh, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kevin Connolly, Nestor Serrano, Amanda Michalka, Carissa Capobianco, Margo Martindale, Sean Michael Cunningham, Nelsan Ellis, Eric Lange, Graham McTavish, Drew Roy, Audrey P. Scott, Tim Ware, Richard Fullerton, Jeffrey Wayne Smith, Sandy Gwen Smith, Dylan Baker, Otto Thorwarth, Jacob Rhodes, Keith Austin, Grant Whitacre
  • Director: Randall Wallace
  • Writers: Mike Rich, William Nack
  • Producers: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray
  • Associate Producers: Jayne Armstrong, Andrew Wallace
  • Executive Producer: Bill Johnson
  • Art Direction: Naaman Marshall
  • Casting: Sheila Jaffe
  • Costume Designs: Michael T. Boyd, Julie Weiss
  • D.O.P.: Dean Semler
  • Editor: John Wright
  • Makeup: Michael Mills
  • Music: Nick Glennie-Smith
  • Production Design: Thomas E. Sanders

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Kentucky, USA; Louisiana, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Brief mild language
  • Production Companies: Mayhem Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Only a handful of racehorses became household names and two of them, Seabiscuit and Phar Lap, have already had their own acclaimed films. Thus it comes as a surprise that it has taken until now for one of the single most famous horses ever to run the field to finally get their time in the spotlight.

Of course a film about a horse on its own doesn't work (thank you "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"), so a lot depends on the story and in this case it's as much biopic of the horse's owner Chenery as it of the creature itself. Diane Lane, made up in a bright blond and elaborate hairdo that makes her almost unrecognisable, is a great choice for Chenery and is ably supported by an otherwise almost all male cast of solid veteran talents.

Currently being shot around Kentucky and Louisiana, the wonder is how accurate will this be to the events in question as Chenery herself is a famous stickler for the small details. Scribe Mike Rich ("Finding Forrester," "The Rookie") and director Randall Wallace ("We Were Soldiers," "The Man in the Iron Mask") will obviously avoid some of the darker chapters to pull off a Disney label film, but I'd definitely be curious to hear Chenery's own eventual review."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 12 November 2010: Spain
  • 10 December 2010: UK
  • 20 January 2011: Argentina