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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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

The blue six-wheeled Formula One car is a Tyrrell P34. Its design had several technical advantages, and Jody Scheckter did win one race in the car in 1976. But it eventually became uncompetitive due to the weight of its complex front suspension, problems with understeer and Goodyear's inability to continue the development of its unique 10-inch tires. The Tyrrell team raced the P34 in 1976 and 1977. See more »

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During the 1976 Nurburgring race, tobacco advertising is shown on cars. Voluntary covering of this advertising commenced in 1973, and by 1976 tobacco advertising was completely banned.

Although restrictions on tobacco advertising in the UK were restricted in 1976, F1 was not part of it, thus James Hunt won the 1976 world F1 in a Marlboro McLaren, and so did Niki Lauda in 1978, when he won his second title, and again in 1984, when he won his third. 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.
[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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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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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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