First time I saw it, I was on a plane from Chicago to San Diego to attend an interview. The movie did not complete when the plane landed and nobody got off the plane till the final 15 minutes finished to a resounding cheer and claps all round. Never experienced anything like this before.
When I was back in Lexington to watch another movie, there were a group of ladies from an old age home, coming out excited after watching the movie. I spoke to one of them and they were very proud of the movie. The protagonist's grandsire is after all the hall of famer Man o' War from Lexington.
Watched it many a time afterward, once with Anusha and later when screened on television back in Pune. The movie so very matches the real events that it inspires so much in you. Loved the line "You don't throw a whole life away just because it's banged up a little."