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Ford v Ferrari (2019)

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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.


James Mangold
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Carroll Shelby
Christian Bale ... Ken Miles
Jon Bernthal ... Lee Iacocca
Caitriona Balfe ... Mollie Miles
Josh Lucas ... Leo Beebe
Noah Jupe ... Peter Miles
Tracy Letts ... Henry Ford II
Remo Girone ... Enzo Ferrari
Ray McKinnon ... Phil Remington
JJ Feild ... Roy Lunn
Jack McMullen ... Charlie Agapiou
Corrado Invernizzi ... Franco Gozzi
Joe Williamson ... Don Frey
Ian Harding ... Ford Executive - Ian
Christopher Darga ... John Holman


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 Nick Riganas

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Based on the incredible true story. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and peril | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Early in the film, when Ken Miles wants to end the debate with his wife over their financial situation, he says that they should quit "going all around the Wrekin". This is a phrase originating in the West Midlands of England to signify that someone should stop waffling and get to the point (the Wrekin is a prominent hill in Shropshire). Ken Miles was from Sutton Coldfield. See more »


Miles is shown at the end of the Mulsanne Straight braking somewhat, then taking the sharp right turn quite easily. This is outrageous. The Mulsanne Straight is famous; over 2 miles long, lined with tall poplar trees right next to the road on both sides. Speeds well over 200 mph are reached here. It is followed by a very sharp right turn, which is (typically) taken about 35 mph. There is no way he could take it as fast as he appears to be going. See more »


[Miles works on his Shelby Cobra while an SCCA Official loads a fuel cell in the trunk and is unable to shut the trunk lid]
Ken Miles: You all right?
SCCA Official: Paragraph 15.4, section 2b of the SCCA standard dictates all AF cars must have minimum trunk space of 20 inches by 12 inches by six inches. Your trunk doesn't close. Ergo car fails standard.
Ken Miles: Wait, wait, wait. What?
SCCA Official: Ergo car is disqualified from said Class A competition.
Ken Miles: Hold on a second. No, no, no. Look, look, look. Can I ask you a question, all right? When you ...
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Written by Joe South
Performed by The Teen Kings (as Teen Kings)
Courtesy of Cuca Records
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Puts my faith in the movie business again
16 November 2019 | by g_cotterellSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$97,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,474,958, 17 November 2019

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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