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Seabiscuit- How Much Of The Movie Was True?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
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I saw the movie and was moved. Its right up there with Shawkshank Redemption.


But how much of this movie was based on truth and how much was false?

just wondering.


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

Not the big last final race.

They didn't run it so soon after the injury, of course. I think reality is even more impressive, though. Seabiscuit won the Santa Anita for the first time after not having raced for SEVEN YEARS! (either that or he was 7 years old when he ran it at the end of his career, 7 is old for a racehorse thoroughbred).


You might be interested in the book, it's supposed to be really good and much better than the movie (which I liked, but it was kind of Hollywooded).


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3458 times:
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Was he really owned by the founder of Buick?

I might actually get the book. Thx.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Three quick-hit pages on Seabiscuit:

http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/commodity/1881/seabiscuit.html
http://www.thoroughbredchampions.com/gallery/seabiscuit.htm
http://www.camduo.com/seabiscuit

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

I highly recommend the book. It's fantastic--one of the most gripping pieces of nonfiction I've read in a long time--and will help you weed out what was true in the movie from what was "Hollywooded." In general, the movie was fairly accurate on the big stuff--i.e., it gave a pretty realistic overall impression of Seabiscuit and the people who made him famous--but compressed certain incidents/characters as necessary in order to keep the plot (and length) from getting unwieldy.

And FYI, Seabiscuit's owner was not the founder of Buick, just an early Buick dealer/entrepreneur who made his fortune by becoming the sole Buick distributor for the western U.S.



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3421 times:

Well, it's all true. Except for the part about the horse.
Oh yeah, and he was a circus dwarf, not a jockey.

Other than that, it was to-the-letter true.


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