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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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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 »


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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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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, there was some speculation that the reason the festival was hacked was because of this film's presence in the line-up and the Russian authorities' need to suppress the revelations contained in the film. 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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gripping documentary
27 April 2017 | by wesedaSee all my reviews

I saw this at Sundance 2017, and it blew me away like no other film I saw there. The filmmakers started out on an interesting enough story in worldwide sports, but then uncovered a massive conspiracy beyond their imagining. Very exciting. Highly recommended to anyone who can see this.


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