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Icarus (2017)

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When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Bach ... Himself - President, International Olympic Committee
Sebastian Coe Sebastian Coe ... Himself
Bryan Fogel ... Himself
Nikita Kamaev Nikita Kamaev ... Himself (archive footage)
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Grigory Rodchenkov Grigory Rodchenkov ... Himself
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When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

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Truth is the new banned substance See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Icarus See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Icarus became the first documentary to be distributed exclusively by a streaming service (Netflix) to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. See more »

Goofs

Whenever race results were displayed for the Haute Route, the country flags for the French riders are ALL backwards. Blue/white/red is correct; they're displayed as red/white/blue. See more »

Quotes

Grigory Rodchenkov: Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involves the use of doublethink. I was doing in parallel two things which cancelled out each other and being fully contradictory. Doping and anti-doping.
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One of the best, if not the best, documentaries that I have ever watched.
17 August 2017 | by crossfitbillySee all my reviews

One of the best, if not the best, documentaries that I have ever watched. It is an amazing story about a man who set out to prove one thing and ends up in the middle of one of the most dramatic moments in sports history, complete with shady characters, political giants, and assassinations. This documentary put the documentor in the right place at the right time. Wow, an eleven on a scale of one to ten!


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