Seabiscuit: American Experience

Seabiscuit: American Experience

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Director: Stephen Ives

Cast: Stephen Ives, Laura Hillenbrand, Gene Smith, Norah Christianson

     
 

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Acknowledged as one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses of the 1930s, Seabiscuit is the archetypal example of the extreme long shot who made good. Too squat, knobby-kneed, disheveled, and off-colored, the horse would have been written off as a total loss by anyone except the triumvirate of dedicated men who transformed this unpromising property into a winner:… See more details below

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Acknowledged as one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses of the 1930s, Seabiscuit is the archetypal example of the extreme long shot who made good. Too squat, knobby-kneed, disheveled, and off-colored, the horse would have been written off as a total loss by anyone except the triumvirate of dedicated men who transformed this unpromising property into a winner: wealthy, stubborn owner Charles Howard, indefatigable trainer Tom Smith, and washed-up jockey Red Pollard, to whom Seabiscut represented the proverbial "last clear chance." So famous and popular that even President Franklin D. Roosevelt worked the horse's name into his public appearances, Seabiscuit also underlined the schism between the freewheeling, take-a-risk West Coast racing establishment and the snobbish, conservative East Coasters. Among the interviewees in this one-hour TV documentary is author Laura Hillenbrand, whose best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend sparked a widespread revival of interest in the champion horse. Seabiscuit was originally a presentation of the PBS anthology American Experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
UPC:
0097368802148
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laura Hillenbrand Participant
Gene Smith Participant
Norah Christianson Participant
Jack Whitaker Participant
Farrell Jones Participant
Leonard Dorfman Participant
Helen Luther Participant
Gelo Hall Participant
Scott Glenn Narrator

Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director,Producer
George Bunce Editor
Jake Diamond Editor
Margaret Drain Executive Producer
Michelle Ferrari Screenwriter,Teleplay
Joel Goodman Score Composer
Allen Moore Cinematographer
Eve Morganstern Producer
Eve Morgenstern Producer
Peter Nelson Cinematographer
Allan Palmer Cinematographer
Alan Palmer Cinematographer
Mike Reilly Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Samels Producer
Toby Shimin Editor
Robert Silverthorne Sound/Sound Designer
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
Anne Tate Associate Producer
John Zecca Sound/Sound Designer

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