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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Bach ... Himself - President, International Olympic Committee
Scott Brandt Scott Brandt ... Himself
Don Catlin Don Catlin ... Himself
Sebastian Coe Sebastian Coe ... Himself
Bryan Fogel ... Himself
Nikita Kamaev Nikita Kamaev ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard McLaren Richard McLaren ... Himself
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Grigory Rodchenkov Grigory Rodchenkov ... Himself
Ben Stone Ben Stone ... Himself
Dave Zabriskie Dave Zabriskie ... Himself
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Storyline

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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The Documentary That Took Down an Empire See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the section in the film where Bryan Fogel finishes the race and is unhappy with his results, the soundtrack is a variation of the Take Shelter (2011) soundtrack by David Wingo. 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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Amazing. Rarely write reviews, but best documentary I've seen in years.
4 August 2017 | by greg-haarSee all my reviews

I almost never write reviews for anything, but after seeing this movie and seeing a completely spiteful, misinformed review from another poster I feel obliged to post. This is an incredibly powerful documentary that had me at the edge of my seat for nearly the entire two hours. Honestly have no idea what movie the other poster was watching or if they're simply bitter or don't enjoy the documentary format, but I highly recommend this to anyone in an interest in sport, current world politics (US/Russia), or conspiracy. Both the director Bryan and protagonist Grigory are engaging and entertaining, and the movie will seriously leave you feeling like you just got a backstage pass to a very recent global conspiracy between Russia and the world.


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