FoxCatcher (November 14, 2014) a drama/biography true story/mystery. A story of Olympic Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, seeking a way out of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave's shadow, escaping a life of poverty, an invite to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics on the estate of John du Pont. This lead to a process of dangerous habits, and a self-destructive spiral. Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.
Hmm, would have to give it only 2 stars in general but 4 for content. Loved the true story of Mark Schultz and his brother David - both world class wrestlers. Did not know their story and used Wikipedia to learn more. Once their orbit intersects with billionaire John DuPont, tragic consequences ensure. Carrell provides an outstanding performance but pace was slow.
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Steve Carell takes on the darkest role of his career as the disturbed — and eventually murderous — millionaire heir John du Pont in Foxcatcher. The film is based on du Pont’s involvement with two ’80s-era Olympic champion wrestlers, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). The brothers are lured at different times to du Pont’s estate. Mark Schultz eventually flees while David stays with his wife, Nancy, and their two children — a disastrous decision that ends in ...
Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical true crime drama film. The film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. The film's plot is loosely based on the events surrounding multimillionaire John E. du Pont's 1986 recruitment of 1984 Olympic gold medalist US wrestlers Mark Schultz and his older brother, Dave, to help coach US wrestlers for participation in National, World, and Olympic competition, and the subsequent murder of Dave Schultz by du Pont in January, 1996.