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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 13 November 2015 (USA)
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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Roman Polanski ... Himself (archive footage)
Sharon Tate ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)
Chad McQueen ... Himself
John Frankenheimer ... Himself (archive footage)
Neile Adams ... Herself
John Sturges ... Himself (archive footage)
Jay Sebring ... Himself (archive footage)
Siegfried Rauch ... Himself
Louise Edlind ... Herself
Lee H. Katzin Lee H. Katzin ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Samuelson ... Himself
Alan Trustman Alan Trustman ... Himself
Robert L. Rosen Robert L. Rosen ... Himself (as Bob Rosen)
Les Sheldon Les Sheldon ... Himself
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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steve McQueen - Una vita spericolata See more »

Filming Locations:

Le Mans, Sarthe, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,079, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$6,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,203
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Derek Bell was one of the drivers involved in a near fatal accident. The Ferrari 512 he was driving suddenly caught fire whilst getting into position for a take. He managed to get out of the car just before it was engulfed in flames and suffered minor burns. See more »

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Chad McQueen: Motorsports is the strongest drug in the world.
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References Le Mans (1971) See more »

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Flawed but worth it if you are interested in Steve McQueen's work and life
10 September 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This documentary presents, through the use of a few recently discovered audio tapes, the man himself speaking, and through both present day and period filmed first-person accounts of many others involved with the making of the 1971 commercial failure of an auto racing film, how the actor would find his - at the time - skyrocketing Hollywood career taking a momentary nosedive due to his single-minded passion to produce a motor sports movie sans the usual "personal/love interest" backstories to be found within most all of this sort of film genre. In other words, just a movie featuring McQueen's "love interest"...auto racing.

It also includes many filmed recollections of his first wife, entertainer Neile Adams, and their son Chad McQueen, and thus also attempts to bring the actor's personal and family life into focus at a time in which the marriage was coming to an end due to McQueen's persistent philandering and a seeming sense of his own personal career hubris.

This is probably going to be best enjoyed by fans of McQueen and/or auto racing and/or those interested in documentaries showcasing the business of film-making. I'm interested in the business of filmmaking and the careers and lives of the stars, and my opinion afterwards was that "The King of Cool" could be, under stress, very difficult, just like any of us can be. Also be warned that the language used gets pretty salty.


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