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 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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The Documentary That Took Down an Empire See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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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: He wrote book. It is dangerous to write book in Russia.
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Soundtracks

Swan Lake: Op. 20, Act 1 No. 2: Valse
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by M. Infante
Performed by RSO Ljubljana
Courtesy of Forman Bros. Classics
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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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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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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