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  • Summary: The Cup is more than just the story of a horse race. It is the story of triumph over adversity. Probably no horse race had a more extraordinary effect on a nation than the running of Australia's 2002 Melbourne Cup. At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, , a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne Cup. The race fall hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history. (Video Vision Entertainment) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    May 12, 2012
    Given all the impossible choices the young jockey had to face, The Cup should have been a weepie if ever there was one - but the filmmakers stumble on their way to the finish line.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    May 8, 2012
    The family drama The Cup revisits this popular win in a workmanlike fashion.
  3. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    May 10, 2012
    For one thing, all the characters are far too pleasant.
  4. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    May 8, 2012
    One wonders who the audience is for a film this far removed from the dirt and grime of the reality it claims to be based on, and why they find anything so squeaky-clean appealing.
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  1. Jun 3, 2014
    Horse racing movies are usually good, and The Cup has it`s moments, but I must say it`s the worst one I have seen yet. It starts off really slow, and picks up half way through, but not enough to make it a good movie. Expand