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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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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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

The film was substantially edited after the premiere at Sundance Film Festival, where it was bought by Netflix. The new version debuted at Sundance London in June 2017 before being released on Netflix in August. 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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If you love sports you may not want to watch this....
19 August 2017 | by arnout-mostertSee all my reviews

Watched this documentary and got so angry with the 'powers that be' in sports that allowed the crooked Russians to participate in the Olympics despite overwhelming evidence provided by a Russian official who risked his life doing so. Utterly sickening to see the IOC bowing to Russian pressure. I have always loved sports, watching in awe how Armstrong won 7 Tour de France for example. Seeing all these things just makes me sad. But if you want to know how this is done, how they get away with it, watch this. If you want to stay in the bubble, watch something else. I won't blame you.


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