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130 min.
United States United States
Dan Futterman, E. Max Frye
Rob Simonsen
Greig Fraser
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Annapurna Pictures / Likely Story / Media Rights Capital (MRC). Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Drama | 1980s. Wrestling. Sports. Based On A True Story. Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Based on true events, "Foxcatcher" tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval.
2014: Academy Awards: 5 Nominations including Best Director
2014: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations including Best Picture - Drama
2014: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director
2014: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Carell & Ruffalo)
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award
2014: Satellite Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Actor (Steve Carell)
2014: American Film Institute (AFI): Top Ten Films
2014: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2014: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2014: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor (Carell) & Supp. Actor (Ruffalo)
2014: Critics Choice Awards: 4 Nominations including Supporting Actor (Ruffalo)
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Ruffalo)
2014: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Ruffalo)
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