Disney's Secretariat (DVD)
1 Disc DVD (*Not available in Blu-Ray)
Secretariat DVD Description:
Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of Miracle, Invincible, and The Rookie. Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse, Secretariat, and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, Secretariat is hours of pulse-pounding entertainment for the whole family!
A housewife with little knowledge of horse-racing fosters one of the greatest race horses of all time as the story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner comes to the screen in this inspirational underdog drama based on the novel SECRETARIAT: THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION by William Nack and starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Penny Chenery (Lane) is a devoted mother and housewife whose ailing father is the proprietor of Meadow Stables in Virginia. When her father becomes too ill to tend to his horses, Penny agrees to take over the stables despite her inexperience. Desperate, she turns to veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich) to help show her the ropes. Up to this point, horse racing has been a decidedly male-dominated sport. But with Lucien's help, Penny prepares to prove that gender has no bearing on one's ability to breed a fast race horse. As Secretariat blasts out of the gates to leave his competition in the dust, the whole world watches in amazement, and a legend is born.
DVD Bonus Features include: Heart of a Champion, Three deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by director Randall Wallace, music video Its Who You Are by A.J. Michalka.
Running time 123 minutes
Written by Mike Rich
Directed by Randall Wallace
Starring Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh, John Malkovich
"A Great Film About Greatness" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times-4 stars
"Fun, Heartwarming and a Joy to Watch" - Rex Reed, New York Observer