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

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Ron Howard

Writer:

Peter Morgan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... James Hunt
Daniel Brühl ... Niki Lauda
Olivia Wilde ... Suzy Miller
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Marlene Lauda
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Clay Regazzoni
David Calder ... Louis Stanley
Natalie Dormer ... Nurse Gemma
Stephen Mangan ... Alastair Caldwell
Christian McKay ... Lord Hesketh
Alistair Petrie ... Stirling Moss
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Anthony 'Bubbles' Horsley
Colin Stinton ... Teddy Mayer
Jamie de Courcey ... Harvey 'Doc' Postlethwaite
Augusto Dallara Augusto Dallara ... Enzo Ferrari (as Augusto Dall'ara)
Ilario Calvo 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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Based on a true story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,289, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$26,947,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,006,038
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The music for Rush was composed by Hans Zimmer and was named 'Lost But Won'. See more »

Goofs

During the 1976 Nurburgring race, tobacco advertising is shown on cars. Voluntary covering of this advertising commenced in 1973, and by 1976 tobacco advertising was completely banned.

Although restrictions on tobacco advertising in the UK were restricted in 1976, F1 was not part of it, thus James Hunt won the 1976 world F1 in a Marlboro McLaren, and so did Niki Lauda in 1978, when he won his second title, and again in 1984, when he won his third. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Written by Hans Zimmer
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What's This? A Ron Howard Movie That Isn't Intolerable?
8 May 2014 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

I never thought I would ever watch a Ron Howard movie again much less write a good review of one.

Howard hasn't made a movie since "Parenthood" that has not bored me to tears and almost angered me with its pedestrian refusal to take any risks. He's turned into a lesser version of Steven Spielberg -- his films are just as maudlin and emotionally manipulative, but they lack Spielberg's technical panache.

However, the great reviews of "Rush" and the awards attention that swirled briefly around Daniel Bruhl got my butt in the seat for it, and I was surprised by actually liking it. It's a lean, mean telling of the intense rivalry between race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. You don't need to care much about race car driving (I certainly don't) to enjoy the story, particularly that of Lauda, who overcame a devastating accident to return to the track. Bruhl is as good as everyone said he was at the time, and Chris Hemsworth, as Hunt, is serviceable if nothing special. This is still a Ron Howard film, so don't expect it to push any boundaries, but it's much more technically daring than anything else he's made, the cinematography and editing putting the audience in the driver's seat more than once.

Grade: A-


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