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Foxcatcher (2014)

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U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

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Bennett Miller
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... John du Pont
Channing Tatum ... Mark Schultz
Mark Ruffalo ... David Schultz
Sienna Miller ... Nancy Schultz
Vanessa Redgrave ... Jean du Pont
Anthony Michael Hall ... Jack
Guy Boyd ... Henry Beck
Brett Rice ... Fred Cole
Jackson Frazer ... Alexander Schultz
Samara Lee ... Danielle Schultz
Francis J. Murphy III ... Wayne Kendall
Jane Mowder Jane Mowder ... Rosie
David 'Doc' Bennett David 'Doc' Bennett ... Documentary Director
Lee Perkins ... Corporal
Robert Haramia Robert Haramia ... Banquet Guest
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Storyline

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Taglines:

Ambition. Power. Control. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fokskečeris See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$474,000, 21 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,096,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,920,642
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Carell wore various prosthetic noses with camera and lighting tests. His make-up took two hours to put on, including hairstyling and make-up to change his skin tone. See more »

Goofs

During the Olympics trial in 1988 at Seoul, Mark gets defeated at the first attempt. Dejected, he returns to his room and bangs his head against the mirror in frustration. There is a big cut on his forehead. But when he returns again for the final round, there is no scar on his forehead. See more »

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[first lines]
Mark Schultz: [Mark gives a speech to a school of young students] Hello. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk to you today. My name is Mark Schultz. I wanna talk about America, and I wanna tell you why I wrestle.
[Mark holds up his Olympic gold metal to the kids]
Mark Schultz: This is an Olympic gold metal. I won this three years ago at the 23rd Olympic games in Los Angeles, California. This is more than just some piece of metal. It's about what the metal represents. The virtues it requires to attain...
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Connections

References Something Wild (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Escape
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson (as Johann Johannsson)
Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson (as Johann Johannsson)
Courtesy of NTOV Recordings
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Foxcatcher was a pretty compelling true story tale
15 November 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this with my mom on Netflix disc. This was a pretty compelling story of Mark Schultz-an Olympic wrestler who won the gold in '84 along with his brother Dave-and his relationship with one John du Pont-a loner millionaire who wants to mentor him for the next Olympics. It gets to a pretty dark place though the tone seems quite slow and cold most of the time the film goes on. Channing Tatum and Steve Carell portray Mark and John quite compellingly as does Mark Ruffalo as Dave. As the events unfold, one feels quite stunned at what happens but one can't completely look away when they do. There's no music score, just background recordings that bring some disorienting feeling to bear. So on that note, I recommend Foxcatcher.


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