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Still shot from the movie: Seabiscuit.

Seabiscuit

A belief in second chances is the reason Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges), a business man with a turbulent past, agrees to invests in a gangly horse named Seabiscuit, who is trained by an out-of-work mustang breaker (Chris Cooper) and ridden by an oversized former boxer with a blinded eye (Tobey Maguire). Based on a true story, this team of misfits gives a reason to hope to an entire nation facing The Great Depression. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 141
Theater Release: 25 Jul 2003
Video Release: 16 Dec 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Virginia’s Run, the story about a teenaged girl and her horse, offers a racing story aimed at younger equestrians. Jeff Bridges plays an entrepreneur who dreams of revolutionizing the car industry in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Before losing 25 pounds for his role as a jockey, Tobey Maguire bulked up to take on the role of a superhero in Spider-Man. Leaving the horses behind, Chris Cooper takes a part in October Sky, a story about students whose love of rockets gives them the boost they need to pursue a different future than what they’ll find in their mining town.

Home Video Extra Features

Seabiscuit releases to DVD on December 16, 2003 in either full or wide screen versions. Both editions offer the following bonus extras:

- Seabiscuit: Racing Through History

-Bringing the Legend to Life: The Making of Seabiscuit

-Anatomy of a Movie Moment: From Script to Screen

- Photo Finish: Jeff Bridges’s on-set photographs

Seabiscuit releases to Blu-ray on May 26, 2009.

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