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Lionsgate Press Release: The Cup

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 09 2012 - 09:41 AM

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It takes more than winning to be a hero in sports history. Gearing up for the Breeders Cup in the fall, Lionsgate Home Entertainment's The Cup races to DVD and Digital Download October 16. Brendan Gleeson (Albert Nobbs) and Stephen Curry (Rogue) star in this inspirational true horseracing story about triumph over adversity and a family that overcame incredible odds to win the 2002 Melbourne Cup trophy. The DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette "The Making of The Cup" and will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.


At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver (Curry), a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne Cup. The race fall is a haunting reflection of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld (Gleeson), and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.


  • "The Making of The Cup" featurette

*Subject to change



Brendan Gleeson           Albert Nobbs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, TroyGangs of

                                    New York, In Bruges

Stephen Curry               RogueThe Nugget, TV's The King

Daniel MacPherson       TV's "City Homicide," TV's "Wild Boys"

Tom Burlinson              The Man From Snowy River, Flesh+Blood, TV's "Piece of Cake"

Alice Parkinson            SanctumWhere the Wild Things Are, X-Men Origins: Wolverine



Year of Production: 2010

Title of Copyright: © 2010 Screen Australia, The Cup Pty Limited, Simon Wincer and Lance Hool. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Limited Theatrical Release

Rating: PG for thematic elements and language

Genre: Family Adventure

Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Feature Running Time: 94 Minutes

DVD Audio Status:5.1 Dolby Digital


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