This BBC featurette from behind-the-scenes of Rush shows just how realistically director Ron Howard has been able to bring Formula 1 racing to the big screen. With interviews with director Howard, star Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), and others instrumental in making the stunts and race sequences of Rush look genuinely thrilling and dangerous, this featurette demonstrates that satisfying Formula 1 racing fans and creating fans out of non-racing enthusiasts are Howard’s primary goals.
The cast of Rush also includes Olivia Wilde, Daniel Bruhl, and Alexandra Maria Lara.
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Set against the sexy, glamorous and spectacular golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed — handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Bruhl). Following their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.