Foxcatcher (2015)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
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Cast: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Steve Carell

Crew: Bennett Miller (Director), Greig Fraser (Director of Photography), Mychael Danna (Music Director), Rob Simonsen (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Sports, Biography

Release Dates: 30 Jan 2015 (India)

Tagline: Based on the shocking true story

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Did you know? In the mirror bashing scene Channing Tatum actually broke the mirror, which was not in the script. However, he got so into his role that it led him to act with such intensity. Read More
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as Mark Schultz
as David Schultz
as Nancy Schultz
as John du Pont
Supporting Actor
as Wrestling Spectator
as Young Coach
as Fred Cole
as Nurse
Supporting Actor
as Robert Garcia
as Spectator
as School Secretary
as Henry Beck
as Alexander Schultz
as Jesse
as Bulgarian Wrestler
as Wrestling Fan
as Corporal Daly
Supporting Actor
as Wrestler
as Fast Food Manager
as Helicopter officer
as Chopper Pilot
as USA wrestler
as Danielle Schultz
as Gala Guest
Supporting Actress
as Jean du Pont
as Wrestler


Second Unit Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Foley Artist


Art Director
Production Designer
Set Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist
Digital Compositor
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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
ARRIFLEX 235, Panaflex Millenium XL2, Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Based on the shocking true story
Revealing Mistakes
Early in the film the school secretary writes a check to Mark for $20 and dates it March 1987. Later, du Pont writes a check to Mark for $10,000 and dates it May 1987, indicating that two months have passed. But the exterior shots in between these two scenes show trees with the brilliant colors of autumn.

At the hotel after the US trials in Pensacola, David knocks on John DuPont's assistant's hotel door which has a key card lock. Keycards were invented in 1979, but were not in widespread use until the early 2000s. It might be possible, but unlikely used in a cheap motel where the wrestlers stayed.

When Mark loads the tyre into the trunk of his car and starts driving off to John du Pont's residence; as soon as he cuts into the road, there is a White Toyota Camry XV20 (1997-2001) parked in front of his building.

When the wrestling team is watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship in his house it is 1987. The Ultimate Fighting Championship didn't air until 1993 and that specific fight didn't air until 1996.

The helicopter used in a number of scenes (having taken place in 1988) was a Bell 407 which was not in production until 1995.

When the nurse wheels in DuPont's mother to watch the wrestlers training, the nurse has a stethoscope around her neck. Subsequent shots show the nurse without the stethoscope. The stethoscope appears and disappears between successive shots.
It is rumored that Tatum's stunt double, Mark Foran, who is a hockey fighter and former wrestler from Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada would train with Tatum and Ruffalo every night, putting the actors through grueling workouts.

Brock Lesnar appears in background during the weigh-in scene in a two second shot.

Mark Schultz has said this is an accurate film.

Originally, Bennett Miller was supposed to be in production with this film project back in 2011 but got sidetracked stepping in for Steven Soderbergh on the directorial duties for Moneyball (2011)

Because the project took so many years to get off the ground, many actors were considered for the lead roles. Heath Ledger, Ryan Gosling and Bill Nighy were strongly considered for the lead roles in the early stages of production.

According to Bennett Miller's comments at a screening, a rough cut of the film was more than four hours long.

Steve Carell wore various prosthetic noses with camera and lighting tests. His makeup took two hours to put on, including hairstyling and makeup to change his skin tone.

Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo would film all day, and then go to intense wrestling practice. By the end of the shoot, they were so exhausted that according to Tatum, both he and Ruffalo cried after their final practice.

One of the young wrestlers that David Schultz trained was Kurt Angle, who would end up being a WWE and TNA wrestling star. He was part of Team Foxcatcher at the time of the movie's events, preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics. He would go on to win gold for Team USA in the heavyweight class, and dedicated the medal to Schultz's memory.

In the mirror bashing scene Channing Tatum actually broke the mirror, which was not in the script. However, he got so into his role that it led him to act with such intensity.

Before filming a particularly dark scene, Bennett Miller made Steve Carell write on a piece of paper the thing that he hates the most about himself and then put it in his pocket. Miller told Carell, "Just have it right there, and know that it's in a place where, if I was a dick, I could just grab it." According to Miller, the result is the favorite thing that he has put on film.

Steve Carell studied video footage of John duPont for hours. Carell told reporters after the film's screening at the Cannes Film Festival "I watched as much as I could, I read as much as I could about him and tried to get semblance about the type of person he was." According to director Bennett Miller, Carell's career as a comic actor hadn't suggested that he was right for the role until he had lunch with the actor. Miller said upon Carell's casting "I think all comedians are dark."

According to Channing Tatum, he and Mark Ruffalo spent an intensive five to six months training for wrestling, which had taken its toll on the actors. During one particularly physical take, Channing insisted to Ruffalo to "to just slap the shit out of me and get it over with", which resulted in Channing's eardrum accidentally getting popped.

Gary Oldman was first choice for the role of Jon Du Pont.