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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)

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$26,903,709 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Originally, Paul Greengrass was on board as the director in development stage for Rush (2013). Greengrass though would eventually swap feature film projects with Ron Howard who was set to direct Captain Phillips (2013) during its developmental stage at the time. Greengrass came on to helm Captain Phillips (2013) instead as Howard went on board to helm Rush (2013) in replacement of Greengrass. See more »

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In the background at Watkins Glen, a British-registered Ford Cortina is visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

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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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Sono Una Donna, Non Sono Una Santa
Performed by Rosanna Fratello
Written by Eros Sciorilli and Alberto Testa
Courtesy of D.V. More Record Anno Di Regsitrazione
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Excellent
6 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a breath of fresh air... A brilliant film in every respect. I was lucky enough to this movie at a special preview and I cant tell you how great a film this is... At first you think its about racing cars, but its not it really does give you an insight into the human condition...

The rivalry between Hunt and Lauder is just played brilliantly... The race sequences are superb, really taking you back to the 70s... The heyday of this awesome sport. It shows the end of an era where the gentlemen drivers begin to give way to professional sportsmen and the end (in my opinion) of the excitement of the sport. It shows what a pale reflection today's F1 is of this once great sport, and what great characters we have lost...

A real must see movie


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