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Rush (I) (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Biography, Drama  |  27 September 2013 (USA)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.



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Ilario Calvo ...
Luca Di Montezemolo


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 P. Morgan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Гонка  »

Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,289 (USA) (20 September 2013)


$26,903,709 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daniel Brühl wore a dental appliance to mimic Niki Lauda's overbite. See more »


Niki Lauda's eyelashes. Soon after the fire, when he is in hospital there is a profile of his face. The actor has perfect dark eyelashes, these would have been the first things to burn. See more »


[first lines]
Niki Lauda: 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.
[James Hunt]
Niki Lauda: 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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Performed by Mud
Written by Nicolas Chinn (as Nicky Chinn) and Michael Chapman (as Mike Chapman)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

Surprisingly Great movie!!
9 September 2013 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

RUSH is such an enthralling movie!! Amazing direction by Ron Howard, strong performances by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl (he exactly sounded like Niki Lauda). Hanz Zimmer is the man for scoring this movie. The movie is not about the sport, it's about the hateful and envious relationship between two rivals the whole world knows about. I did not expect this movie to surprise me so much as it did, the drama was invigorating and exciting at the same time. It was such an honor to meet Niki Lauda who flew himself specially from Monza, Italy for the premier at TIFF. Such an amazing night.

The movie is based on the rivalry of Britain's McLaren F1 driver James Hunt and Austrian driver Niki Lauda who represented Ferrari at the time. Great men!

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