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Secretariat Details


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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 8, 2010


Diane Lane
as Penny Chenery
John Malkovich
as Lucien Laurin
Dylan Walsh
as Jack Tweedy
Dylan Baker
as Hollis Chenery
Margo Martindale
as Miss Ham
Nelsan Ellis
as Eddie Sweat
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Bull Hancock
James Cromwell
as Ogden Phillips
Scott Glenn
as Chris Chenery
Richard Fullerton
as Robert Kleburg
Tim Ware
as John Galbreath
Nestor Serrano
as Pancho Martin
Kevin Connolly
as Bill Nack
Carissa Capobianco
as Sarah Tweedy
AJ Michalka
as Kate Tweedy
Graham McTavish
as Earl Jansen
Forry Smith
as Obnoxious Owner
Tom Clark
as CBS Anchor
Ken Strunk
as Dr. Manuel Gilman
Tony Renaud
as Reporter #1
Jennifer Trier
as Receptionist
Wynn Reichert
as Pastor
Rusty Hendrickson
as Burger Joint Cook
Michael Boyd
as Golfer #1
Joe Chrest
as Sports Desk Anchor
Hank Goldberg
as Hack Pack


Randall Wallace
Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray
Mike Rich
Dean Semler
Nick Glennie-Smith
Composer (Music Score)
John Wright
Tom Sanders
Production Designer
Naaman Marshall
Art Director
Kim Winther
Jayne Armstrong
Associate Producer
Mike Rich
Executive Producer
Bill Johnson
Executive Producer
Alex McCarroll
Set Designer
Darrell L. Wight
Set Designer
Patrick Cassidy
Set Decorator
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Michael T. Boyd
Costume Designer
Benjamin Cook
Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Winther
First Assistant Director
Kevin O'Connell
Sound Mixer
Beau Borders
Sound Mixer
Kim Santantonio
Department Head Hair
Susan McNamara
Unit Production Manager
Rusty Hendrickson
Stunts Coordinator
Freddie Hice
Stunts Coordinator
Robert Mazaraki
Production Coordinator
Bill Johnson
Unit Production Manager
Tommy Samona
Michael Ahasay
Special Effects Technician
Heather Wusterbarth
Second Assistant Director
LeAnn Radeka
Assistant Costume Designer
Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor