Secretariat

Secretariat

DVD - 2011
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Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.

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The Hollywood movie about the champion race horse.

"Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion."


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yellow_panda_309
May 29, 2017

Pretty good movie! But I did find Penny a bit lacking and selfish. Only reason I really finished it was because of the AMAZING horse race scenes!

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tenet
Jul 28, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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RBDC
May 31, 2016

There will always be a 'hidden-gift' in everyone of us... just listen to it; a powerful evidence of true communication, even between human and animals, it's just great to see one in this movie!

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firefly5
Sep 08, 2015

I enjoyed this movie! Fabulous camera shots of the horse running! Beautiful horses used in the making of this film. Interesting story showing the belief the owner had in her horse and her trainer and rider!

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nat_cyr0
Jul 04, 2015

I loved this movie from start to finish, great acting, and even the horse playing the main role is good.

Solid movie from start to finish!
Awesome acting, story telling, soundtrack, and cinematography.

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TGPretender
Nov 08, 2014

Pretty typical underdog triumph movie. Well written and acted enough that the predictable story isn't a bother. I liked that it didn't have grating subplots up the wazoo to add "dramatic tension" because it honestly didn't need them.

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SarahBee2002
Jul 09, 2014

THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!
I think this is for ages 10 and up, this is definitely not a horror film and would be fun to watch with family and friends. My favorite character in the film is Edie because his is a very caring person and helps Mrs. Chenery cool herself down in difficult periods.Also the song OH HAPPY DAY was played, during the song the horse, big red, was DANCING, he was nodding his head up and down. I say this is a great movie to watch when you are not brave to face your fear or when you have a huge test at school. This is based on a true story. I give it a 101 out 100 stars. I hope you enjoy watching it!
QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE:
"I've run my race. Now you run yours."
" This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it!"

THESE ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES.

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erinsnest
Nov 25, 2013

Well, I sure enjoyed it, and I was on the edge of my seat, even though I knew the outcome. This all happened in my horse crazy teenage days, I probably still have a news clipping about Secretariat, stuffed in a scrap book somewhere. I guess I'm still horse crazy, but as for riding 'em....my body says "no, no!" I will be reading the book, that this movie was based on, as I know Disney can ham it up pretty good. Was interested to note that the director wrote some of the musical tracks, and the actress who sang the last song, was also a musician. Never heard of her before, but will be checking her out on "I-Tunes." Also will keep my eye out for Randall Wallace's next film. I missed the cameo of Penny Cheney in the last scene. Thankfully, I haven't taken this back yet, so will put it back in and check it out! I'll probably watch this movie again sometime, and see if I can spot Randall Wallace in it as well. (I'll watch any movie with horses in it a second time, especially feel good ones like this one!)....and "ecifani" what on earth is so "terrible" about it?!...."BertBailey", I just think that your expectations are a bit to "high!" ....."chris24books," why wouldn't Disney make this movie?, and I think the "bossy rich woman" had a lot of guts. (Didn't sound like her father started out with much, but gave her the confidence she needed to stick with her goals and dreams.) My goodness.

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ecifani
Jun 12, 2013

Oh...this is actually terrible.

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Jul 17, 2011

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SarahBee2002
Jul 09, 2014

“He is going too fast...... This is unbelievable. No horse can take this pace.”
“I’m his voice”
“I've run my race. Now you run yours.”

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rawcello93
Mar 14, 2011

"Your that stubborn?"
"I'm that right."

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