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

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$26,903,709 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Peter Morgan wrote the script of Rush (2013) 'on spec', or speculation, meaning there was no one waiting to buy it. So he wrote the first draft assuming there might not even be any racing sequences at all, because the prospective film would probably have a very low budget. 'If you grow up in England, that's how you think', he said. Instead, he structured the film as a race of sorts between the two main characters. See more »

Goofs

In the 1976 Race at Nurburgring, the field take the cambered right turn called "Dunlop hairpin". This turn does not exist on the 'Nordschleife' layout and did not even get used until 1984 when the New in-field Nurburgring GP circuit was opened in a Mercedes race of champions event won by Ayrton Senna. See more »

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[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.
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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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Featured in Top Gear: Episode #20.2 (2013) See more »

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The Rocker
Performed by Thin Lizzy
Written by Phil Lynott (as Philip Parris Lynott), Eric Bell and Brian Downey (as Brian Michael Downey)
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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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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