Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit (2003)

Factual error: In the shot of the infield at the Saratoga racetrack several Canada geese are shown landing. However, the calls inserted on the soundtrack are the quacks of mallard ducks not the honks of Canada geese.

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Factual error: Many of the main characters are using modern-day binoculars (black, plastic) throughout the entire movie.

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Factual error: In the shot where Pimlico racetrack is shown and the dateline shows November 1, 1938, the Maryland flag is upside down. The black and gold squares should be at the inside top and they are not.

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Trivia: The saddle worn by Seabiscuit for some of his races is, in fact, the same saddle worn by Phar Lap, who was Australia's, if not the world's, greatest racehorse ever. Billy Elliot, who rode Phar Lap to victory in the Agua Caliente (the world's richest horserace at the time), gave the saddle to George Woolf after Phar Lap died (under mysterious circumstances) in California.

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Trivia: Many of the close-ups in the movie were filmed with mechanical horses attached to the truck with the camera so that the background would look right when you see the actors going by trees.

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Trivia: The jockey at the crude outdoor race track that Pollard watches as a kid is wearing the same clothes he wears later on in the movie.

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Question: I could not figure out why Red borrowed $20.00. Could someone fill me in?

Chosen answer: Red asked for $10 because he needed to see a dentist, and Howard gave him $20.

Question: Does anyone know what historically happened to Red's parents?

Chosen answer: I have tried to look this up, and there is no record of Red's parents. Most likely they just died of old age.

Question: why don't Red's parents come back for him, even when he becomes famous?

Chosen answer: They probably do, it just isn't shown. Alternatively, they could have died in-between the time we see the young Red and Tobey Maguire. That could be a contributor to all his anger and rage.


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