The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.
Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by
Driver François Cevert was not decapitated in his fatal accident at Watkins Glen but split in half. The incident depicted in the film is an amalgamation of two fatal crashes at the circuit: Francois Cevert in 1973 and Helmuth Koinigg in 1974. Lauda witnessed the Cevert crash but the Frenchman's car was inverted on top of a guardrail. It was Koinigg's car that went under the guardrail, decapitating him. See more »
Twenty five drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year two of us die. What kind of person does a job like this? Not normal men, for sure. Rebels, lunatics, dreamers. People who are that desperate to make a mark, and are prepared to die trying. My name is Niki Lauda, and racing people know me for two things. The first is my rivalry with him.
I don't know why it became such a big thing. We were just drivers busting each other's balls. To me this is perfectly...
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Mr. Ron Howard is a great story teller, this movie is about human
nature, love and tears.
It is difficult to make a good movie about car racing, especially to
make one for the time period from 1970 to 1976. I don't know how they
did it to bring those old F1 cars back to life. You will feel like you
are really there watching the racing, it's really unbelievable.
It is truly touching to see each character played their perfect role
for this movie, Chris Hemsworth did a great performance, he is such a
talented and devoted actor. Daniel Brühl also did a great job on
portraying the eccentric and unsociable legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda.
A great movie is like having a great meal, a good starter, a good
soup/salad, a good main course and a good dessert, well balanced. Rush
is that good meal, it's a fun ride!
I have to say I really enjoyed watching this movie. Thank you Mr. Ron
Howard for making this masterpiece.
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