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The Cup

Rating:PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:May 11, 2012
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:Brendan Gleeson, Alice Parkinson, Daniel MacPherson, Bill Hunter, Kate Bell
Director:Simon Wincer
Writer:Simon Wincer, Eric O'Keefe
Distributor:Myriad Pictures

Description: The Melbourne Cup is truly "the race that stops a nation. Since its inception, great stories have emerged from this famous horse race, run each year on the first Tuesday in November, but none had a more extraordinary effect on the entire nation than the running of the 2002 Melbourne Cup.In the wake of the Bali bombings less than three weeks earlier, Australians were seeking refuge in their most cherished tradition - The Cup. But a grieving jockey's courage in the face of his own loss, gave his countrymen far more than just a great race.

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