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The Bronze (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heath Parker
Dominique Dawes
Olga Korbut ...
Olga Korbut
Dominique Moceanu ...
Dominique Moceanu
Christine Abrahamsen ...
Coach Pavleck


A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's no place like third.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bronce  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$386,328 (USA) (18 March 2016)


$615,654 (USA) (15 April 2016)

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lead actress Melissa Rauch co-wrote the film with her husband, Winston Rauch. See more »


When Hope and Maggie are in the car for the first time, eating at a food stand, Hope Says "Always listen to Avril Lavigne..." but the CD shown is incorrect. It is actually Robyn's debut album "Robyn Is Here" which was released in 1997 while Avril Lavigne's debut CD "Let Go" was released in 2002. To further the time line, the songs "My Happy Ending" and "Freak Out" that are played in the movie, are from Avril Lavigne's second album "Under My Skin" which was released in 2004. See more »


Lance: Hey, water boy, I can't drink that bottle of piss you gave me. Here's five bucks. Why don't you get me a Fiji, or something pH balanced? And if you're lucky, I'll let you taste my nuts. Hope's tasted my nuts before, right?
Hope: Do not get that water, Twitchy.
Lance: Are you winking at me?
Ben: No.
Lance: What, are we flirting right now? What's happening?
Hope: Hey! Don't make fun of people with deformity problems.
Ben: I'm actually not deformed. But it's not a problem. I'll go get the water, pH balanced, for men.
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References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »


Written by Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Performed by Doris Day
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Crass and Funny
19 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bronze

Low budget comedy that gets overlooked. Check. Amazing dialogue that will make your grandma be tickled pink. Check. Amazing acting from under-appreciated actors. Check. The Bronze is about a former medalist who has to struggle with no longer being in the limelight. The opening scene in the film is by far the most interesting way to introduce a character I've seen in a long time.

Melissa Rauch plays Hope. The extremely crass gymnast who doesn't care what she says but truly cares what people think of her. The first time I heard her voice I immediately thought of Bernadette Rostenkowski from Big Bang Theory, but then as she spoke more and she transformed into Hope.

Gary Cole plays another father figure. You might remember him from Reese Bobby from Talladega Nights or as Bill Lumbergh from Office Space. He's has a great character who just wants to make his daughter happy but at the same time be a responsible father.

Sebastian Stan plays Bucky Barns, no wait that's who he plays in Captain America, Stan plays Lance. Hope doesn't like most people, so when I say she hates Lance, it means something. He was a silver and gold medalist and took something very important to Hope when she was younger.

Haley Lu Richardson is excellent as an up and coming gymnast. This was the first time I've really seen her act. That being said I'm excited to see her in M. Night Shyamalan's Split coming out in 2017.

Verdict: I wouldn't recommend this to someone whose easily offended. If you've got the skin for it, I can't recommend this comedy more.

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