Foxcatcher (2014)

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Foxcatcher Release Date
November 14, 2014
Foxcatcher Synopsis
Foxcatcher is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, Foxcatcher is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
Foxcatcher Credits
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Produced by: Anthony Bregman, Michael Coleman, Megan Ellison, Tom Heller, Jon Kilik, Bennett Miller, Ted Schipper, and Ron Schmidt
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date:  November 14, 2014
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