The Cup 2012 PG CC

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The inspirational true story of horse racing legend Damien Oliver, who overcame incredible odds to win the 2002 Melbourne Cup Trophy.

Starring:
Brendon Gleeson, Daniel McPhearson
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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The Cup

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Simon Wincer
Starring Brendon Gleeson, Daniel McPhearson
Supporting actors Jodi Gordon, Daniel MacPherson, Alice Parkinson, Shaun Micallef, Martin Sacks, Colleen Hewett, Andrew Curry, Meredith Penman, Brendan Gleeson, Kate Bell, Tom Burlinson, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rodger Corser, Alan Hopgood, Harli Ames, Amanda Labonte, Raj Sidhu
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I ended turning it off after about an hour.
Kathryn Case
This is an amazing Australian story about a young man who overcomes tremendous life challenges (and losses).
Cajunvet
Similar story line to a lot of movies but still good.
Nekki L. Danley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas R.W. Henning on June 11, 2012
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"The Cup" is a biographical film with a narrative that follows Australian jockey Damien Oliver and the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

It is a story that contains many layers including: the strong bond between West Australian brothers Jason and Damien Oliver, the prestige and tradition of the Melbourne Cup, the 2002 Bali Bombing, and overcoming grief.

The movie is compact and transpires at a steady pace, which allows the viewer to experience the different moods of the narrative in well timed portions.

The viewer is treated to a quality cast and this film was esteemed Australian actor Bill Hunter's final work. Tom Burlinson who starred in both "The Man from Snowy River" films and "Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation" appears in a supporting role. Irish actor Brendan Gleeson provides a strong screen presence and Stephen Curry and Daniel MacPherson are energetic and poignant.

It is a story that wonderfully captures the Australian spirit and persona.

Nicholas R.W. Henning - Australian Author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Dickens on May 17, 2013
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This movie is a MUST SEE. The movie keeps your attention all the way through and is a movie that can be watched by the entire family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon in California on May 4, 2013
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This movie tells a wonderful story and does so in excellent fashion in terms of the acting and cinematography. I highly recommend this movie, especially to anyone who likes horse racing, as I do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cajunvet on January 31, 2013
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This is an amazing Australian story about a young man who overcomes tremendous life challenges (and losses). What an inspiration! Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ROSLYN HARVEY on January 1, 2013
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Being a horse person I thoroughly enjoyed this movie "The Cup". The Damien Oliver Story is an inspiration albeit very sad at times
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 313gb on September 21, 2012
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Another great horse movie. This one portrays the Australian horse racing traditions and has you pulling for both horse and rider from the beginning.
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"Remember anything can happen, it's the Melbourne Cup." This is a movie based on the true story of the 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race in Australia. After winning the best jockey award for the 4th year in a row Damien Oliver (Curry) surprises everyone, including his brother in announcing he will race for the hated Irish trainer Dermot Weld (Gleeson). After tragedy strikes during the qualifying races for the cup Damien must decide if racing is still for him and if he can regain the spark. I may have to rethink the way I feel about certain movies. I was not interested in seeing "Seabiscuit" because it was about horse racing and I really enjoyed that movie. I was still not looking forward to "Secretariat" and that movie blew me away with how good it was. For the third time I was really reluctant to see this movie and again I was shocked at how good it was. The movie is pretty cheesy in parts and even the tragedies are kind of glossed over but this is still very much worth watching. Whether you are a horse racing fan or not this is still a very good movie that is very entertaining and a very good watch. I highly recommend this. Overall, pretty cheesy and acting is iffy at best but the fact that this is a true story helps overcome those short-comings and makes it very much worth watching. I give it a B+.
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By tster on July 8, 2014
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Awesome movie for the whole family! A must see.
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