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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.

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James Mangold
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Cast

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

How 'Ford v Ferrari' Recreates Racing History

Did you know that director James Mangold recreated a race track that no longer exists for The Ford v Ferrari? Learn about the filmmaker's nationwide search to rebuild Le Mans '66.

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

During the first encounter between Miles and Shelby, the race at Riverside race would had taken place on February 2, 1963. The race was the Pacific Coast Championship Point Races Riverside. Miles had by then already signed up to drive for Shelby by then as that car actually belonged to him. See more »

Goofs

There were only three Ford GT40s in the 1966 Daytona race. In the film there were at least four GT40s racing. See more »

Quotes

[Henry Ford II reads the newspaper headline of Fiat buying Ferrari before dropping the paper and picking up his glass to pour a drink]
Leo Beebe: He played us. Old Man Enzo had no intention of selling to us. He used us to up his price, embarrass our company and insult your leadership. It was a bad idea from the start.
[Henry II approaches his executives]
Henry Ford II: What exactly did he say?
[pause, as Henry II takes a drink]
Lee Iacocca: He said Ford makes ugly little cars, and we make 'em... in an ugly factory. He said our ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in After the Catch: The Better Captain (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Polk Salad Annie
Written by Tony Joe White
Performed by James Burton
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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All Gas, No Brakes
21 November 2019 | by billybacktownSee all my reviews

You have to have a big dump in your pants if all you're gonna do is complain about "historical inaccuracies" of a movie. Extremely entertaining film. Great cast, fun movie. Bale crushes it per usual.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French | Japanese

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ford v Ferrari See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$97,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,474,958, 17 November 2019

Gross USA:

$117,624,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,508,210
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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