PG | | Biography, Drama, Family
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
Otto Thorwarth, Secretariat's jockey, is a real jockey who was born in Arkansas, but spent his early life in Canada. He had to work to lose his Canadian accent for the film. The other jockeys are also real jockeys; there was much riding to be done, and actors couldn't get the horses to perform as required, gauging the distances needed for the various wins, places, and shows. Director Randall Wallace says the distances are accurate to within 1/2 length in each re-creation.
This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it! Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.
At the Belmont race the crowd is looking to their left and not following the horses as they progress around the track.
There are no opening credits past the title.
$12,694,770 (USA) (10 October 2010)
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