Secretariat Trailer And Giveaway

September 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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Have you seen the commercials for Secretariat? I just started seeing them this week and I’m looking forward to seeing the movie.

SECRETARIAT

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Genre: Drama

Rating: PG

U.S. Release Date: October 8, 2010

Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin

Connolly, Nelsan Ellis, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka and Scott Glenn

Director: Randall Wallace

Producers: Mark Ciardi & Gordon Gray

Executive Producers: William Johnson, Mike Rich

Written by: Mike Rich (writing credit not final)

Suggested by the book: “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion” by William Nack

Based on the remarkable true story, “Secretariat” chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Check out these interesting facts about Secretariat.

  • In 1973, Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting race records that still stand today in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.
  • Penny Chenery, now 87, is an integral resource in the making of the film.  She also appears as an extra in one of the film’s scenes.
  • In 1973, Secretariat graced the covers of three magazines the same week:  Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated.
  • Director Randall Wallace, whose directorial credits include “We Were Soldiers,” is the Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-nominated screenwriter of “Braveheart.”
  • In 1999, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a 33-cent postage stamp with Secretariat’s image.

And here’s the trailer.

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