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23 Sep 2011


23 Sep 2011
It's been a long wait for this movie to make it to the big screen, but finally it's here.

It's due for release in October just in time for the Spring Racing Carnival, but the cinema release appears to be quite limited. I would suggest you start looking up dates and sessions in your state now or you might blink and it will be gone.

The movie is based on the true story of Damien Olivers' truimphant win on Media Puzzle in the 2002 Melbourne Cup, just days after the untimely death of his brother in a racing accident ( which was the same way his father died too).

It's been directed, produced and co-written by an icon of Australian cinema Simon Wincer. The list of movies he has worked on is enormous and includes heaps of horsey movies such as Phar Lap, The Man From Snowy River, The Young Black Stallion, The Lighthorsemen, Flash, Bluegrass and many more.

I'm really looking forward to seeing it and will definitely have my tissues with me. What a proud Aussie moment in sport that one was!


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