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Sports Film of the Week: Rush

The latest movie in our series examines the relationship between star 1970s Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Title: Rush

Released: 11 September 2013

Tagline: Everyone’s driven by something.

Plot: The film looks back on the rivalry between star Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 1970s. The two are portrayed as polar opposites in personality and bitter enemies both on and off the track. However, after Hunt feels partially responsible for a crash that almost ends Lauda’s life, the two begin to develop a mutual affinity for one another.

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