"Rush" is a 2013 movie that is "based on a true story," according to the movie's trailer. "Rush," which is directed by Ron Howard, is based on the 1976 race car battle between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The action-filled biography drama stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.
"Rush" follows the life and career of James Hunt, a race car driver who is driven by passion for his women and his race cars. Nothing is more important to him than driving fast cars and winning at all costs. Often lured by danger, Hunt stops at nothing to remain on top as the world's greatest and fastest driver. The movie also chronicles the 1976 battle that ensued between James Hunt and his friend Niki Lauda.
The real James Hunt and Niki Lauda made headlines in 1976 during the Formula One battle. The media, who dubbed James Hunt as a loose cannon, heightened the public's excitement by constant reports of Hunt's race car accidents, his drug use and his sexual exploits. James Hunt aka "Hunt The Shunt" died in 1993 at the age of 45. Niki Lauda wishes that his friend could have seen the film based on his life, according to NBC Sports.
This gripping true story is sure to give viewers an adrenaline-filled rush as they watch the exhilarating race car scenes.You can read more about his life in the book "James Hunt: The Biography." There is also a documentary about James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
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