Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, 2014)

January 7, 2015


With Foxcatcher, director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) explores the odd, tense relationship between brothers and Olympic champion wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz (Tatum and Ruffalo) and eccentric multimillionaire John du Pont (Carell), in the years preceding a notorious 1996 crime involving two of the parties. Living in seclusion at Pennsylvania’s Foxcatcher Farms, philanthropist Du Pont decided, in the late 1980s, to get involved in the US wrestling programme, so that he might be responsible for training future gold winners and giving America ‘hope’…

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