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1 -- Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing, 1 tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.


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The True Story of the Drivers Who Risked Their Lives and Changed the Sport Forever
Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever. | Add synopsis »
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Inspirational, politically clever with outstanding archival footage. See more (7 total) »



Michael Fassbender ... Narrator

Niki Lauda ... Himself
Lewis Hamilton ... Himself

Michael Schumacher ... Himself
Mario Andretti ... Himself

Jenson Button ... Himself

Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Sebastian Vettel ... Himself
Bernie Ecclestone ... Himself
Damon Hill ... Himself
John Surtees ... Himself
Nigel Mansell ... Himself
Emerson Fittipaldi ... Himself
Max Mosley ... Himself
Jody Scheckter ... Himself
Jacky Ickx ... Himself
Sid Watkins ... Himself
Maurice Hamilton ... Himself
Martin Brundle ... Himself
John Watson ... Himself
Lord Hesketh ... Himself
Nigel Roebuck ... Himself
Freddie Hunt ... Himself
Eddie Dennis ... Himself
Brigitte Hill ... Herself
Jo Ramirez ... Himself
Sally Swart ... Herself
Herbie Blash ... Himself
Eddie Jordan ... Himself
Clive Chapman ... Himself
John Barnard ... Himself
John Miles ... Himself
John Hogan ... Himself
Koen Vergeer ... Himself
Roy Topp ... Himself
Brett Lunger ... Himself
Paddy McNally ... Himself
Jane Birbeck ... Herself

Directed by
Paul Crowder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Monroe 

Produced by
Tobin Armbrust .... executive producer
Jonathan Bracey-Gibbon .... associate producer
Alexander Yves Brunner .... executive producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Michele Farinola .... co-producer
Nicholas Ferrall .... associate producer: Spitfire Pictures
Rodney Frazier .... co-producer
Mike Montgomery .... co-producer
Michael Shevloff .... producer
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Alison Taupier .... co-producer
Ian Watermeier .... co-producer
Glen Zipper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Matter Music (original music by)
Film Editing by
Paul Crowder 
Production Management
Jamie Boulton .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... co-supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy B. Davis .... sound effects editor
William R. Dean .... co-supervising sound editor (as Bill Dean)
William R. Dean .... sound designer (as Bill Dean)
Alan Hayslip .... sound effects librarian
Nicholas Interlandi .... sound editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Meadows .... sound designer
Ceri Thomas .... mix technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Guimaraes .... steadicam operator: 3D
Editorial Department
Jamie Boulton .... additional editor
Jamie Boulton .... first assistant editor
Alexandra De La Vega .... post-production supervisor
Andy Lichtstein .... digital colorist
Lara Mazzawi .... first assistant editor
David Palmer .... additional editor
Juan Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ric Markmann .... musical director
Dan Pinnella .... musical director
Chris Wagner .... musical director
Transportation Department
Brian Mussetter .... camera car driver
Other crew
Pavel P. Bozhkov .... production assistant
Kate Coe .... archival research and clearances
Andy Gosche .... producers asssistant
Beau Ste. Marie .... post prodution coordinator

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112 min

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Factual errors: During the sequence depicting the 1996 Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne, several shots from the 1994 Australian Grand Prix held at Adelaide are included, as well as other races from as late as 2006. There are also onboard shots of Michael Schumacher driving for both Ferrari and Benetton. The race is also implied to have been running for at least some time before Martin Brundle'a accident, which in reality occurred early in the first lap.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Inspirational, politically clever with outstanding archival footage., 21 March 2014
Author: stanwilksmovies from England

1: Life on the Limit is brilliantly narrated by Michael Fassbender, who is able to keep hold of a compelling story.

The archive footage is outstanding, the political upbringing of the sport's safety, to the dangerous cars and tracks and the legends who changed the game is brilliant!

People who are unfamiliar with Formula 1 will still be able to find enjoyment, and possibly inspiration from the film. Without a doubt, the most interesting parts are the safety and the relationship between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

It is familiar in places, due to strong performances - the film indulges you into the world of Formula 1 racing and it's deadly legacy.

The film's moral question still holds to this date. 'Would you take the safest car, or the car that is dangerous but drives the fastest?'.

1: Life on the Limit is well directed, brilliantly narrated with a certain charisma that is truly outstanding. The archival footage is breathtaking, and the interviews of legendary racers are inspirational.

It follows in the lines of Rush' and Senna' which are both exuberant films. 1: Life on the Limit has a definite place in Formula 1 entertainment.

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