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.
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
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In the mirror bashing scene, Channing Tatum broke the mirror, which was not in the script. He got so into his role, that it led him to act with such intensity. The cut to his forehead was genuine. See more »
Towards the end of the movie, Mark is shown entering the UFC cage to compete. He is shown going up against a white MMA fighter when in reality, Mark Schultz fought Afro American MMA star "Big Daddy" Gary Goodridge. See more »
[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]
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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Foxcatcher was a pretty compelling true story tale
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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