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Foxcatcher (2014)

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Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all.

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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Jean du Pont
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Jack
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Henry Beck
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Fred Cole
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Alexander Schultz
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Danielle Schultz
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Wayne Kendall
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Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Based on the shocking true story See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Foxcatcher - Una storia americana  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$474,000 (USA) (21 November 2014)

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$12,096,300 (USA) (6 March 2015)
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Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo would film all day, and then go to intense wrestling practice. By the end of the shoot, they were so exhausted that according to Tatum, both he and Ruffalo cried after their final practice. See more »

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When the nurse wheels in DuPont's mother to watch the wrestlers training, the nurse has a stethoscope around her neck. Subsequent shots show the nurse without the stethoscope. The stethoscope appears and disappears between successive shots. See more »

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Mark Schultz: [Mark gives a speech to a school of young students] Hello. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk to you today. My name is Mark Schultz. I wanna talk about America, and I wanna tell you why I wrestle.
[Mark holds up his Olympic gold metal to the kids]
Mark Schultz: This is an Olympic gold metal. I won this three years ago at the 23rd Olympic games in Los Angeles, California. This is more than just some piece of metal. It's about what the metal represents. The virtues it requires to attain...
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2014 (2015) See more »

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Villa Del Refugio
Written by Raymond Brown, Jeremy Galindo, Christopher King & Andrew Miller Performed by This Will Destroy You
Courtesy of Magic Bullet Records
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Fox hunting is a bloody sport and so is wrestling
11 November 2014 | by (Charlottesville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Fox hunting is a bloody sport and in the case of Foxcatcher, so is wrestling. You can hear the thud and almost feel the pain as heavily muscled male bodies pound each other. It's almost like a ritual. John DuPont, billionaire and unbalanced eccentric, offers a talented young wrestler the kind of sponsorship that one can only dream of. Why then does Mark Schultz, ensconced in a luxurious guest house with a state-of-the-art training facility, feel so uneasy? Mr. DuPont, played by Steve Carell as you've never seen him before, has some disquieting qualities. I can't avoid thinking that if the characters in this movie, and men in general, had been more articulate about their feelings, a tragedy could have been avoided, but that is irrelevant. The ending of this movie, based on a true story, was in the headlines some years back. If you don't remember what happened, I won't spoil it for you.


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