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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.


Bryan Fogel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Fogel ... Self
Dave Zabriskie Dave Zabriskie ... Self
Don Catlin Don Catlin ... Self
Grigory Rodchenkov 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 Nikita Kamaev ... Self (archive footage)
Thomas Bach ... Self (archive footage)
Sebastian Coe Sebastian Coe ... Self (archive footage)
Vitaliy Mutko Vitaliy Mutko ... Self (archive footage)
Dan Cogan ... Self (voice)
David Howman David Howman ... Self
Jacques Rogge Jacques Rogge ... Self (archive footage)


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 »


Documentary | Sport


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Did You Know?


The film was substantially edited after the premiere at Sundance Film Festival, where it was bought by Netflix. The new version debuted at Sundance London in June 2017 before being released on Netflix in August. See more »


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 »


Grigory Rodchenkov: He wrote book. It is dangerous to write book in Russia.
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Before the Beginning
Written by Graham de Wilde (as Graham De Wilde)
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If you love sports you may not want to watch this....
19 August 2017 | by arnout-mostertSee all my reviews

Watched this documentary and got so angry with the 'powers that be' in sports that allowed the crooked Russians to participate in the Olympics despite overwhelming evidence provided by a Russian official who risked his life doing so. Utterly sickening to see the IOC bowing to Russian pressure. I have always loved sports, watching in awe how Armstrong won 7 Tour de France for example. Seeing all these things just makes me sad. But if you want to know how this is done, how they get away with it, watch this. If you want to stay in the bubble, watch something else. I won't blame you.

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Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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