PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year that did not win any Academy Awards.
Tick Tock McGlaughlin:
No more match races for this little horse because frankly they're all out of matches. Who's he gonna race? Pegasus? I pity these horses.
In the movie Red Pollard's family was devastated by the Depression which began after the Stock Market Crash in 1929. Subsequently, Red's family "gave" a young, teen-aged Pollard to a horse trainer because they couldn't afford to keep him in the family. In fact, Pollard was 20 years old in 1929 and would have been older by the time that the effects of the Depression set in. Also Pollard's family was impoverished by a flood in 1915 and not by the Depression.
$20,854,735 (USA) (27 July 2003)
$120,277,854 (USA) (5 February 2004)
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