D: Gary Ross
Universal (Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross & Jane Sindell)
US 2003
141 mins


W: Gary Ross [based on the novel by Laura Hillenbrand]
DP: John Schwartzman
Ed: William Goldenberg
Mus: Randy Newman
PD: Jeannine Oppewall
Cos: Judianna Makovsky

Tobey Maguire (Red Pollard), Jeff Bridges (Charles S. Howard), Chris Cooper (Tom Smith), Elizabeth Banks (Marcela Zabala-Howard), Gary Stevens (George Woolf), William H. Macy ('Tick-Tock' McLaughlin)

Eked-out biopic of the Depression Era racehorse who rose from underdog to champion, winning the hearts of millions on it's way to fame and glory.
Though the horse itself is the main star of the picture, the story also focuses on the human characters of Seabiscuit's owner, trainer and the partially-blind (due to a brief boxing career) jockey who rode him to victory, stretching out the story as much as possible.
It could have fared better had it been half-an-hour shorter, but the production values and sweeping photography make it a beauty to watch, particularly during the exciting race sequences.
A must watch for fans of horse racing... and for everyone else, there's much worse ways to spend your time

Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit
Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit