The Cup

The odds were incredible. The dream was impossible. The story is true.

The Cup
Born into a legendary racing family, two jockey brothers were destined for greatness. However, tragedy strikes when one of them is in a deathly riding accident just days before the prestigious Melbourne Cup race. The remaining brother considers bowing out of the race and wonders if he'll ever ride again, but with the encouragement of a famed Irish horse trainer, he realizes that racing is the one way he can pay tribute to the memory of his beloved brother. In a moment that captured the attention and the hearts of the world, he and his horse Media Puzzle victoriously cross the finish line at the Melbourne Cup. The film is set soon after the Bali bombings and the race helped Australians recover their national identity.

104 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Drama, Sports, On the art circuit
Gotta love this grass!
Gotta love this grass!


Stephen Curry, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Macpherson, Jodi Gordon, Colleen Hewett, Bill Hunter, Alice Parkinson, Lewis FitzGerald, Shaun Micaleff, Eddie Maguire
Simon Wincer
ScreenplayEric O'Keefe, Simon Wincer
MusicBruce Rowland
CinematographyDavid Burr
Sound formats
Made in2011
Produced byFilm Victoria, Ingenious Broadcasting, Myriad Pictures, Screen Australia, Silver Lion Films, Village Roadshow

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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconArena dalk te vol vir nóg 'n fliek oor perde.
Rottentomatoes critics
16 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer

What the People say

156 Netizens quote iconExcellent Film, Recommended for Horse Racing Fans as is based on true events

Average .. 39%



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