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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 13 November 2015 (USA)
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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sharon Tate ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)
Roman Polanski ... Himself (archive footage)
Chad McQueen ... Himself
Neile Adams ... Herself
John Frankenheimer ... Himself (archive footage)
John Sturges ... Himself (archive footage)
Jay Sebring ... Himself (archive footage)
Siegfried Rauch ... Himself
Louise Edlind ... Herself
Lee H. Katzin Lee H. Katzin ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Trustman Alan Trustman ... Himself
Peter Samuelson ... Himself
Mario Iscovich ... Himself
Les Sheldon Les Sheldon ... Himself
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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steve McQueen - Una vita spericolata See more »

Filming Locations:

Le Mans, Sarthe, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,079, 15 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,079, 15 November 2015
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It was one of only two British films to be an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. See more »

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Alan Trustman: Steve McQueen's Mantra: "I decide what is right and what is wrong and I don't have to explain it to anybody. I like women but I'm a little afraid of them. I'm not gonna make a commitment because if you make a commitment to a woman they can hurt you. I wont pick a fight with you but if you pick a fight with me or back me into a corner I will fucking kill you."
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Flawed but worth it if you are interested in Steve McQueen's work and life
10 September 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This documentary presents, through the use of a few recently discovered audio tapes, the man himself speaking, and through both present day and period filmed first-person accounts of many others involved with the making of the 1971 commercial failure of an auto racing film, how the actor would find his - at the time - skyrocketing Hollywood career taking a momentary nosedive due to his single-minded passion to produce a motor sports movie sans the usual "personal/love interest" backstories to be found within most all of this sort of film genre. In other words, just a movie featuring McQueen's "love interest"...auto racing.

It also includes many filmed recollections of his first wife, entertainer Neile Adams, and their son Chad McQueen, and thus also attempts to bring the actor's personal and family life into focus at a time in which the marriage was coming to an end due to McQueen's persistent philandering and a seeming sense of his own personal career hubris.

This is probably going to be best enjoyed by fans of McQueen and/or auto racing and/or those interested in documentaries showcasing the business of film-making. I'm interested in the business of filmmaking and the careers and lives of the stars, and my opinion afterwards was that "The King of Cool" could be, under stress, very difficult, just like any of us can be. Also be warned that the language used gets pretty salty.


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