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The Armstrong Lie

The Armstrong Lie
  • 2013
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alex Gibney
  • Cast: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu
  • UK release: 31 January 2014

Documentary chronicling the spectacular rise and ignominious fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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In 2009 Academy Award director Alex Gibney set out to film The Road Back, a documentary on cyclist Lance Armstrong's comeback year after a four-year retirement from the sport. Three years later, on October 2012, a doping investigation led to his lifetime ban from competition and the stripping of his seven Tour de France titles, and the documentary was shelved. On January 14, 2013, three hours after his appearance on Oprah, Armstrong went back to Gibney to set the record straight about his career…

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The Armstrong Lie

29 Jan 20143 stars

Alex Gibney finds an interesting resonance in the story of disgraced athlete Lance Armstrong

Alex Gibney delivers another smart and enthralling documentary with The Armstrong Lie, a look at cyclist Lance Armstrong and his spectacular fall from grace following confirmation, after many years of allegations, that he had been involved in…

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