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Icarus (2017)

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When Bryan 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.

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Bryan Fogel
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Fogel ... Self
Dave Zabriskie Dave Zabriskie ... Self
Don Catlin Don Catlin ... Self
Grigory Rodchenkov ... Self
Scott Brandt Scott Brandt ... Self (as Scott A. Brandt)
Ben Stone Ben Stone ... Self
Richard Pound Richard Pound ... Self
Richard McLaren Richard McLaren ... Self
Nikita Kamaev ... Self (archive footage)
Thomas Bach ... Self (archive footage)
Sebastian Coe ... Self (archive footage)
Vitaliy Mutko ... Self (archive footage)
Dan Cogan ... Self (voice)
David Howman David Howman ... Self
Jacques Rogge Jacques Rogge ... Self (archive footage)
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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 »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Icarus became the first documentary to be distributed primarily 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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Before the Beginning
Written by Graham de Wilde (as Graham De Wilde)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Probably the best documentary i've watched
10 August 2017 | by paulufusSee all my reviews

It has everything, spies, conspiracies, involvement of world leaders, following world events like wars. Seems like a movie or something that was scripted, its exciting, has suspense and drama and other traits that usually in documentaries its hard to truly get.

Amazing job and about a very passionate topic SPORTS .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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