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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 & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 stricken 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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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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Trivia

Dave Schultz so admired the wrestlers of the Soviet Union that he learned Russian so he could understand what their coaches were saying to them. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film Mark answers a 900MHz cordless telephone which was not available in 1987. See more »

Quotes

[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

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Soundtracks

Escape
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson (as Johann Johannsson)
Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson (as Johann Johannsson)
Courtesy of NTOV Recordings
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Never heard of this story and that was a bonus
5 December 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Foxcatcher is a long movie but it never gets boring and that's something. As a Belgian I never heard of this story so for me it was all a surprise. I like movies based on a true story, certainly one like this one. The make-up crew should also get credits because what they did to Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum was very well done. It's because Steve Carrell as a specific voice that I recognized him immediately but with his changed physics I could have been fooled. He plays a really annoying character, one of those rich guys that thinks you can buy anybody or anything. But he did a very good job playing that arrogant prick. Channing Tatum looks like he came out straight of a cavern. He also did a good job, like all the rest of the cast. The story is interesting to watch and the end was surprising to me. I'm not a big fan of the wrestling sport but for this story it doesn't matter if you like it or not. Certainly worth a watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$270,877, 16 November 2014

Gross USA:

$12,096,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,206,513
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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