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4th Mar '16 8:56:05 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Seabiscuit''''' is a 2003 film about the racehorse of the same name.

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'''''Seabiscuit''''' ''Seabiscuit'' is a 2003 film about the racehorse of the same name.
25th Oct '14 4:39:14 PM Miriam
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* ParentalAbandonment: Red's career starts when his parents, who are broke and unable to support all their children, abandon him to a small-time horse trainer. The reality was less harsh, as Red stayed in touch with his parents and helped them financially once riding Seabiscuit began to pay off.
12th Aug '14 10:14:22 PM KYCubbie
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* TheDayTheMusicLied: During the historic match race against War Admiral, Seabiscuit jumps out to an early lead. [[spoiler:After a while, though, he begins to slow, accompanied by mournful music, allowing War Admiral to catch up. But Seabiscuit slowing was a BatmanGambit on the part of his jockey, George Woolf, and (injured) regular jockey, Red Pollard, who knew that the horse would push himself harder if the other horse was matching his speed. It worked, and Seabiscuit won.]] This was, as Laura Hillenbrand's book described, TruthInTelevision (well, except for the music).

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* TheDayTheMusicLied: During the historic match race against War Admiral, Seabiscuit jumps out to an early lead. [[spoiler:After a while, though, he begins to slow, accompanied by mournful music, allowing War Admiral to catch up. But Seabiscuit slowing was a BatmanGambit on the part of his jockey, George Woolf, and (injured) regular jockey, Red Pollard, who knew that the horse would push himself harder if the other horse was matching his speed. It worked, and Seabiscuit won.]] This was, as Laura Hillenbrand's book described, TruthInTelevision (well, except for the music).
12th Aug '14 10:13:44 PM KYCubbie
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*** Though physically this is ArtisticLicense on the part of the filmmakers. In reality, and in Hildebrandt's book, War Admiral was a short solid bay--in other words not unlike his closely-bred cousin Seabiscuit, but with a lighter frame.

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*** Though physically this is ArtisticLicense on the part of the filmmakers. In reality, and in Hildebrandt's Laura Hillenbrand's original book, War Admiral was a short solid bay--in other words not unlike his closely-bred cousin Seabiscuit, but with a lighter frame.
12th Jul '14 5:31:42 AM Katsuhagi
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* RealityIsUnrealistic / MoodyMount: Interviews with some of the crew reveal that they actually toned down the bad behavior of the real Seabiscuit, which is well documented, out of fear the audience would think they made it up for the movie.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic / MoodyMount: Interviews with some of the crew reveal that they actually toned down the bad behavior of the real Seabiscuit, which is well documented, out of fear the audience would think they made it up for the movie.movie and/or [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]].
30th May '14 1:27:59 PM vals1girl
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* CastTheExpert: George "the Iceman" Woolf is played by Gary Stevens, a real-life Kentucky Derby-winning jockey.


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***Though physically this is ArtisticLicense on the part of the filmmakers. In reality, and in Hildebrandt's book, War Admiral was a short solid bay--in other words not unlike his closely-bred cousin Seabiscuit, but with a lighter frame.
17th Apr '14 3:57:35 PM Katsuhagi
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* RealityIsUnrealistic / MoodyMount: Interviews with some of the crew reveal that they actually toned down the bad behavior of the real Seabiscuit, which is well documented, out of fear the audience would think they made it up for the movie.
1st Jan '14 5:26:01 AM eroock
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1st Jan '14 5:25:38 AM eroock
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''Seabiscuit'' is a 2003 film about the racehorse of the same name.

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'''''Seabiscuit'''''
is a 2003 film about the racehorse of the same name.name.



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21st Dec '12 6:02:05 AM Antwan
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''Seabiscuit'' is a 2003 film about the racehorse of the same name.
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!!Provides examples of:
* CastTheExpert: George "the Iceman" Woolf is played by Gary Stevens, a real-life Kentucky Derby-winning jockey.
* DavidVersusGoliath:
** Seabiscuit was the David to War Admiral's Goliath.
** Not just to War Admiral. Seabiscuit was never expected to amount to anything, he was even forced to lose to build the confidence of other horses.
* MoodWhiplash: Red is growing up in an affluent household while elsewhere, Charles C. Howard celebrates his rags-to-riches success with friends. Then [[spoiler: the Stock Market Crashes]].
* TeamDad: Charles C. Howard has bits of this, especially to Red Pollard, as does Tom Smith. Howard also has bits of TeamMom as well.
* TeamMom: Charles Howard and Marcela both play this part.
* TheDayTheMusicLied: During the historic match race against War Admiral, Seabiscuit jumps out to an early lead. [[spoiler:After a while, though, he begins to slow, accompanied by mournful music, allowing War Admiral to catch up. But Seabiscuit slowing was a BatmanGambit on the part of his jockey, George Woolf, and (injured) regular jockey, Red Pollard, who knew that the horse would push himself harder if the other horse was matching his speed. It worked, and Seabiscuit won.]] This was, as Laura Hillenbrand's book described, TruthInTelevision (well, except for the music).
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