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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Hunt
... Niki Lauda
... Suzy Miller
... Marlene Lauda
... Clay Regazzoni
... Louis Stanley
... Nurse Gemma
... Alastair Caldwell
... Lord Hesketh
... Stirling Moss
... Anthony 'Bubbles' Horsley
... Teddy Mayer
... Harvey 'Doc' Postlethwaite
Augusto Dallara ... Enzo Ferrari (as Augusto Dall'ara)
Ilario Calvo ... Luca Di Montezemolo
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Storyline

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by P. Morgan

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,289, 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,947,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,247,624
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Trivia

In an interview with Austrian Times on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Niki Lauda stated that a journalist asking him how his injured face affected his marriage was the biggest insult he had to suffer in his life. See more »

Goofs

The car which picks up Niki and Marlene in Italy has an Italian rectangular license plate on the back, with a style never seen in Italy. Rectangular plates were introduced in 1976 and featured an orange provincial code which preceded the number. But the scene is set in 1975: Italian license plates at that time were square, with the provincial code in the top row with up to two digits, and the last four digits in the bottom row. The front one, however, is accurate both in shape and format (the provincial code followed the number). See more »

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Niki Lauda: Twenty five drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year two of us die. What kind of person does a job like this? Not normal men, for sure. Rebels, lunatics, dreamers. People who are that desperate to make a mark, and are prepared to die trying. My name is Niki Lauda, and racing people know me for two things. The first is my rivalry with him.
[James Hunt]
Niki Lauda: I don't know why it became such a big thing. We were just drivers busting each other's balls. To me this is perfectly...
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References Grand Prix (1966) See more »

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Written by Hans Zimmer
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Surprisingly Great movie!!
9 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

RUSH is such an enthralling movie!! Amazing direction by Ron Howard, strong performances by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl (he exactly sounded like Niki Lauda). Hanz Zimmer is the man for scoring this movie. The movie is not about the sport, it's about the hateful and envious relationship between two rivals the whole world knows about. I did not expect this movie to surprise me so much as it did, the drama was invigorating and exciting at the same time. It was such an honor to meet Niki Lauda who flew himself specially from Monza, Italy for the premier at TIFF. Such an amazing night.

The movie is based on the rivalry of Britain's McLaren F1 driver James Hunt and Austrian driver Niki Lauda who represented Ferrari at the time. Great men!


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