2011 • PG • Drama, Sports
A true story of two horse racing brothers prevailing through tragedy.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This real life sportsman’s tale of overcoming grief and adversity manages to avoid cliché in favor of inspiration.
In this moving film based on the true story of Damien Oliver's victory in the 2002 Melbourne Cup, two brothers prepare to compete for the highest honor in Australian horse racing. But when tragedy in the form of a fatal fall strikes a mere seven days before the prestigious competition, one must overcome his heartbreak—and the odds—to make history.
DIRECTOR: Simon Wincer
CAST: Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Tom Burlinson, Bryan Martin, Jodi Gordon, Alice Parkinson