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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by P. Morgan

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HUF 30,209,413 (Hungary) (15 September 2013)

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$26,947,624 (USA)
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Jochen Mass, portrayed himself, driving the #12 Marlboro McLaren in the movie. Mass was seen passing stuntmen portraying Niki Lauda and James Hunt (Mass' teammate) in a key scene at the 1976 German Grand Prix, the site of the Nurburgring accident. A production assistant, assigned to work on the end-of-movie credit roll, was making the rounds on the set of the movie "Rush", as the crew filmed at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, in fall 2012, asked Mass what his name was, as he was wearing a racing suit with "Jochen Mass" on it. When he stated his name, several times...The PA looked flustered, "No your real name. What is your real name" . The PA went off in search of someone who spoke German, because she was sure the man was not understanding her question on not who he was portraying in the movie, but what his ACTUAL name was. Mass, is now 67, enjoying a decade in Formula 1 racing, from 1973 to 1982, won the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix - his only F1 triumph, and the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although he retired from competitive driving long ago, he still races the occasional vintage car event. He's fit, and managed to emerge pretty much unscathed from his career in racing. See more »

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Throughout the film, OMP race suits are shown with the new OMP logo, which wasn't designed until 2012. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Niki Lauda: Twenty five drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year two of us die. What kind of person does a job like this? Not normal men, for sure. Rebels, lunatics, dreamers. People who are that desperate to make a mark, and are prepared to die trying. My name is Niki Lauda, and racing people know me for two things. The first is my rivalry with him.
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Niki Lauda: I don't know why it became such a big thing. We were just drivers busting each other's balls. To me this is perfectly...
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The best movie this year so far!
13 September 2013 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Mr. Ron Howard is a great story teller, this movie is about human nature, love and tears.

It is difficult to make a good movie about car racing, especially to make one for the time period from 1970 to 1976. I don't know how they did it to bring those old F1 cars back to life. You will feel like you are really there watching the racing, it's really unbelievable.

It is truly touching to see each character played their perfect role for this movie, Chris Hemsworth did a great performance, he is such a talented and devoted actor. Daniel Brühl also did a great job on portraying the eccentric and unsociable legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda.

A great movie is like having a great meal, a good starter, a good soup/salad, a good main course and a good dessert, well balanced. Rush is that good meal, it's a fun ride!

I have to say I really enjoyed watching this movie. Thank you Mr. Ron Howard for making this masterpiece.


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