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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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There's no place like third. See more »

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bronze 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

Throughout the movie the Olympics are only implied. The word "Olympics" and the Olympic symbol are not actually in the film due to strict control by the Olympic Committee. 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: Hey- Yo. Which one of you guys want to buy me a drink?
Cute Guy at Bar: Laughs
Hope: That's me.
Cute Guy at Bar: That's you?
Hope: Yep.
Cute Guy at Bar: You look nice.
Hope: I still, like, hardly ever get my period. So you don't gotta worry about knocking me up. You could fuck me all raw and shit.
Cute Guy at Bar: Laughs Wow. So, if we buy you a drink...
Hope: Will I let you double team me? Absolutely.
Cute Guy at Bar: Could you just leave us alone?
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Soundtracks

All That She Wants
Written by Jonas Berggren (as Joker), Jenny Berggren, Linn Berggren (as Malin Bergen) and Ulf Ekberg (as Buddha')
Performed by Ace of Base
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A fun and dramatic romp
22 January 2015 | by jaxsonstanSee all my reviews

As my very first Sundance film ever and the very start of my film academia career I just want to say I had a wonderful unforgettable experience with this film.

Melissa Raunch plays a lovable yet complete turd of a human being, an adult Helga Pataki (for those of you Nickelodeon fans) if you will. Not only does she do a Ohio accent (I didn't even know they had one), you really believe her anger and plight. The acting overall was amazing. And seeing the Winter Soldier's Ass was a nice touch.

My only complaint is that the story seems too traditional for an indie film, the acting and characters defiantly were Sundance material, but not the story. Granted the story is done very well, but it involves a love story with betrayal, a familiar down in the dumps athlete turned determined coach, and perhaps the most tedious subplot in the history of the world, the gym/church/rec center/what difference does it make goes into foreclosure, yes it's that kind of movie.

But overall I really enjoyed it and I thank everyone involved for giving me this wonderful experience. It will truly be something I will never forget, a landmark in my new career, and even if this movie is forgotten in 20 years (which I'm sure it won't) I hope the people who made it know that they made a film new comer very happy.


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