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The Bronze (2015)

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A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director:

Bryan Buckley

Writers:

Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Rauch ... Hope
Gary Cole ... Stan
Thomas Middleditch ... Ben
Sebastian Stan ... Lance
Cecily Strong ... Janice
Haley Lu Richardson ... Maggie
Dale Raoul ... Doris
Craig Kilborn ... Heath Parker
Dominique Dawes ... Dominique Dawes
Olga Korbut Olga Korbut ... Olga Korbut
Dominique Moceanu Dominique Moceanu ... Dominique Moceanu
Barak Hardley ... Matt
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Vet
Christine Abrahamsen Christine Abrahamsen ... Coach Pavleck
Ellery Sprayberry ... Teenage Hope
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Storyline

Former gymnastics Bronze Medalist Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) has been living off her celebrity status in her hometown of Amherst, Ohio, though she is reduced to going through the mail her mailman father delivers for spending money. When her former coach Pavleck (Christine Abrahamsen) suddenly commits suicide, a letter arrives addressed to Hope stating that if she can guide Pavleck's best student, a young gymnastics star named Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) to the Olympics in Toronto, she will receive a $500,000 inheritance..

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bronce See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$386,328, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$615,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,816
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Even though Cecily Strongs charater is supposed to be "a few years older" than Hope, she is younger than both Melissa Rauch (by 4 years) and Sebastian Stan (by 2 years) See more »

Goofs

When Hope and Maggie are in the car for the first time, eating at a food stand, Hope Says "Always listen to Avril Lavigne..." but the CD shown is incorrect. It is actually Robyn's debut album "Robyn Is Here" which was released in 1997 while Avril Lavigne's debut CD "Let Go" was released in 2002. To further the time line, the songs "My Happy Ending" and "Freak Out" that are played in the movie, are from Avril Lavigne's second album "Under My Skin" which was released in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Hope: Sometimes we hurt people when we're balls deep in our own bullshit.
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Connections

References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Arise, Ye Who Refuse to Be Slaves!
Written by Er Nie
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra)
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Fun and entertaining
10 August 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a bronze medalist in gymnastics, whose promising career ends when she sustained an injury during a competition. She becomes a super unpleasant person, until a letter from her late coach pushes her in the right direction.

"The Bronze" portrays Hope as a super rude, inconsiderate, ungrateful and irritable person who just cannot be liked by anyone. If I was her father, I would certainly have ordered her to move out if she told me to get out of her room! Somehow, the offensive protagonist still keeps me interested in the film, partly due to the rather charming and adorable Twitchy, and the innocence of Maggie. The plot is entertaining and fun, even though Hope insults everyone she comes across. The fun scene climaxes in the hotel room, as Hope and Lance incorporates gymnastic moves into their physical activity!


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