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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 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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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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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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Originally, Paul Greengrass was on board as the director in development stage for Rush (2013). Greengrass though would eventually swap feature film projects with Ron Howard who was set to direct Captain Phillips (2013) during its developmental stage at the time. Greengrass came on to helm Captain Phillips (2013) instead as Howard went on board to helm Rush (2013) in replacement of Greengrass. See more »

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When Niki crashes at Nurburgring, his car is hit by another racer and pushed further down the track. When the replay of the accident is shown on TV with James Hunt watching, the first impact shows Niki being pushed to a different part on the track - over the white line and to the side. See more »

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[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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Nürburgring
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Well made, Well Acted, Surprisingly Good Movie
4 September 2013 | by simonedwards_1See all my reviews

As a Cineworld Card Holder I was invited to a screening last night of Ron Howards new movie Rush.

Before I start...I am not a F1 fan, but I knew enough of the history of the main protagonists to appreciate the film. The main set pieces of the film set a year before I was born in 1976, so mainly my knowledge was based on my Fathers recollection of the events. I'd seen James Hunt in interviews and recently watched footage with Niki Lauda so got an idea of the characters.

The film is bang on in period, cars fashion and sets the tone excellently, the cinematography is nothing short of breathtaking and the fx are very much in keeping with the period, no ridiculous CGI.

The acting, on the whole is nothing short of miraculous, Hemsworth and Bruhl are fantastic, particularly Hemsworth, who's accent, mannerisms and natural acting was a big surprise. I could see a few awards for this role. I have seen Bruhl in quite a few films and I am always impressed so this just continues the trend. All the support actors are very good in smaller roles.

The film is well paced for 2 hours and quite graphic, particularly a few accident scenes.

Direction: Ron Howard - nice job, I'm not a massive fan and particularly after the da vinci/Angels fiasco's a big return to decent form. The flair was there but played safe (As normal) but let the story and the actors take centre stage.

If you like History in F1, a well documented rivalry and a film that capture this, watch it. It is similar to the excellent Control, Moneyball etc but with a bit of heart.

8 1/2 out of 10


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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,289, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$26,947,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,983,009
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