|Release Date:||Oct 2011|
|Cast:||Bryan Martin(MC Jockey's Presentation), Stephen Curry(Damien Oliver), Jodi Gordon(Trish Oliver), Alice Parkinson(Jenny), Shaun Micallef(Lee Freedman (as Shaun Micaleff)), Martin Sacks(Neil Pinner), Colleen Hewett(Pat Oliver), Andrew Curry(Ray Oliver), Meredith Penman(Young Pat Oliver), Brendan Gleeson(Dermot Weld), Kate Bell(Claire), Tom Burlinson(Dave Phillips), Nick Simpson-Deeks(Pat Smullen), Lewis Fitz-Gerald(Sir Michael Smurfit), Rodger Corser(Jason McCartney), Alan Hopgood(Grandfather at Football), Ali Ammouchi(Saeed Bin Suroor), Amanda Labonte(Irish Journalist), Raj Sidhu(Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum), Claire Chitham(Angela Phillips), Bobby Fox(Niall Phillips), Bill Hunter(Bart Cummings), Rhys McConnochie(George Hanlon), Reg Gorman(Vern), Ian Cover(Himself), Jared Daperis(Frankie Dettori), Mick Lo Monaco(Kerrin McEvoy), Andrew Bongiorno(Corey Brown), Tony Rickards(Chief Steward), Marty Fields(Shearer Bookie), Janet Foye(Damien's Grandmother), Freddie Curry(Damien 3 Years Old), Samson Magasanik(Jason 5 Years Old), Ashley Wincer(Control Tower (voice)), Flynn Curry(Grandson at Football), Ian Rooney(Jim Sheridan), Lachlan Macdonald(John Oxx), Brenda Addie(Lady Clague), Laurence Brewer(Irish Journalist (as Lawrence Brewer)), Rowan Freeman(Curragh Photographer), Soula Robinson(Perth Newsreader), Ray Tiernan(Perth Race Official), Lawrence Mooney(Belmont Starter), Ben Grant(Perth ER Doctor), Scott Bowie(Perth Paramedic), John Higginson(Perth Hospital Physician), Teressa Liane(Nurse), Tory West(Perth Nurse), Scott Parmeter(Ray Oliver's Doctor), Patricia Judah(Betty), Rob Gaylard(MC Barrier Draw), Sue Lloyd-Williams(VRC Official Barrier Draw), Greg Carroll(Punter #1), Terry Brittingham(Punter #2), Matt Rainey(Punter #3), Alex Borg(TV Producer), Richard Keenan(VRC Official), Reg Roordink(Miner #1), Will Jones(Miner #2), Noel Davis(Shearer #1), Neil Solomano(Shearer #2), Phil Hayden(British Commentator), Anthony Guilbert(French Commentator), Paul Didham(Flemington Starter), Greg Miles(Flemington Track Announcer), Brian Blackmore(Race Caller Geelong (voice)), Brian Markovic(Race Caller Perth), Gerard Whateley(Race Caller Randwick / Media at...), Dennis Cometti(Football Commentator), Eddie McGuire(Football Commentator), Peter Hitchener(Nine Network Newsreader), Steven Quartermain(Network Ten Newsreader (as Stephen...), Donna Demaio(Media at Airport - Radio 3AW), Alf Matthews(Media at Airport - Sky Channel), Leith Mulligan(Seven Network Reporter), Nick McCallum(Seven Network Reporter), Michael Felgate(Seven Network Reporter), Wayne Dyer(Nine Bali Reporter (voice)), Tony Jones(Nine Network Reporter), Bruce McAvaney(Seven Network Flemington TV Announcer), Billy Baxter(The Coodabeen Champions), Greg Champion(The Coodabeen Champions), Tony Leonard(The Coodabeen Champions), Jeff Richardson(The Coodabeen Champions), Ian Covey(Covey), John Higginson(Perth Hospital Physician), Daniel MacPherson(Jason Oliver), Bryan Martin(Radio Broadcast), Benjamin Barling(Fox News Reporter (uncredited)), Max Davine(Derby Day Horse Owner (uncredited)), Naomi Davis(Crying Nurse / Racegoer (uncredited)), Yvonne Hall(Speaking Race Goer (uncredited)), Tony Markulin(Winning Punter (uncredited)), Andy Meritakis(Camera Man (uncredited)), Tory Rodd(Nurse (uncredited)), Kim Ross(Rene Dupont (uncredited)), Osamah Sami(Saeed Bin Suroor (voice) (uncredited)), Majid Shokor(Sheik / Airport Announcer / Arab at...),|
The Melbourne Cup is called The Race That Stops a Nation, but never in the history of Australia's 150-year-old Thoroughbred Classic has there been so dramatic a contest as the 2002 running. The Cup follows the world's finest horsemen as they plot their paths across the globe - from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia - and into the Winners Circle of the richest and most prestigious two-mile handicap. But the heart of this true story is a young Australian jockey, Damien Oliver, who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the great race. To make matters worse, the same fate claimed Damien and Jason Oliver's father decades before. Following his brother's death, Damien suffers through an almost endless series of discouraging defeats only to triumph on one of sport's greatest stages in one of the most thrilling finales in all of sport.