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
Daniel Brühl and Niki Lauda became good friends. Lauda even flew the actor to the Sao Paolo Grand Prix in his private jet which he piloted himself. See more »
During the Nuerburgring race, the film shows the dark-blue 6-wheeled Tyrrell pull into the pits. The 6-wheeled Tyrrell (aka Project 34) debuted at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1976, almost a year after the German Grand Prix where Lauda crashed. See more »
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.
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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Mr. Ron Howard is a great story teller, this movie is about human nature, love and tears.
It is difficult to make a good movie about car racing, especially to make one for the time period from 1970 to 1976. I don't know how they did it to bring those old F1 cars back to life. You will feel like you are really there watching the racing, it's really unbelievable.
It is truly touching to see each character played their perfect role for this movie, Chris Hemsworth did a great performance, he is such a talented and devoted actor. Daniel Brühl also did a great job on portraying the eccentric and unsociable legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda.
A great movie is like having a great meal, a good starter, a good soup/salad, a good main course and a good dessert, well balanced. Rush is that good meal, it's a fun ride!
I have to say I really enjoyed watching this movie. Thank you Mr. Ron Howard for making this masterpiece.
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