American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
As Enzo Ferrari's fast Rosso-Corsa racing cars dominate the mid-1960s motorsport world, the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, is forced to retire after winning the demanding 1959 '24 Hours of Le Mans' endurance race. But, before long, an unexpected proposition by the Vice President of Henry Ford's motor company, Lee Iacocca, will offer an opportunity to beat the Italians at their own game. Now, under those pressing circumstances, the British sports car driver and racing engineer, Ken Miles, reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the firm's image, as Ford's race team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the non-conformist duo comes up with the mighty Ford GT40 Mk I high-performance racing car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari's streak?Written by
It was the last film to win the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing before the award was combined with Best Sound Mixing as a single award for Best Sound. See more »
During Lee Iaccoca's presentation to Henry Ford II to approach Ferrari in 1963, ad layouts for the full size '65 Fords may be seen on one wall of the meeting room. No ad agency would be allowed access to new models more than a year from release. See more »
[Miles and Peter enter the showroom to look at the new Ford Mustang]
Whoa. Dad, look at that. Hah. The Ford Mustang. What do you think?
[Miles looks around the Mustang]
I think it's a secretary's car.
I like it.
[Peter opens the passenger door and looks at the interior, alarming Beebe]
Oh. Excu... Excuse me. Would you, would you not do that?
[Peter closes the door as Miles looks at Beebe]
Oh, er, is this, is this your son?
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Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.)
Performed by The Kingsmen
Courtesy of Kingsmen International Licensing, Inc.
By arrangement with Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. See more »
Puts my faith in the movie business again
This is what cinema is supposed to be! Amazing chemistry and acting by both leads, seamless CGI and practical effects to enhance the film, a firecracker script, a true story, pulse pounding soundtrack, booming sound mix, and edited so well that 2.5 hours flies by! Completely and utterly engaging . So good in fact I saw it twice within 24 hours . Once in Imax and once in Dolby cinema .
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