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The Cup 2012

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4.4 out of 5 stars (40) IMDb 5.7/10

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

Starring:
Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Simon Wincer
Starring Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry
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
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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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this film does not keep your interest. Halfway through you want to snooze. First understanding the language, if you can understand the words you are doing well. Concentration works. Slow progress through the movie. Unlike Secretariat.
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If you like horse movies you'll enjoy this one. I got this first because I wanted to hear Bruce Rowland's musical score, it's great (love just listening to the soundtrack), second because I love horses. The directing is not great, nor is there great cinematography, but the story is true, heartwarming and just nice to know.
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I like true stories they are more amazing than something someone made up. This is a story of courage and how to move on and overcome problems. It was fun for me because I recognized the names of some of the horses and trainers from watching horse racing. I wasn't aware of this story. Plus the horses looked like racehorses. It was well done. Even my mother who isn't a horse person liked it.
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If you are a horse lover, most of the time it doesn't really matter what the story is. The images of the horses are enough. That's true of this movie. The fact that it is based on a true story helps cover some of the weak spots in the story structure. When there is an evening with nothing on TV and nothing to do, this movie will entertain you. It is not one I would see twice, but it successfully filled an evening.The Cup
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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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"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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I almost always enjoy a story about someone overcoming adversity to triumph. and thats what this movie is about. I am sure it has been given the traditional hollywood treatment, but it is still worth watching.
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