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The Program

The Program is a movie starring Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, and Guillaume Canet. An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances....

Other Titles
是誰在造神?, O Programa, Strategia mistrza, Programado Para Vencer, A program: Egy legenda bukása, Vencer a Qualquer Preço, El engaño del siglo, The Program (El ídolo), Le programme, Programma, L'ultima leggenda, Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic, Programm, Το πρόγραμμα, Ha'tokhnit, The Program - Um jeden Preis, Icon, 疑惑のチャンピオン, Son Efsane
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Sport, Biography
Director
Stephen Frears
Writer
John Hodge, David Walsh
Actors
Guillaume Canet, Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons
Country
UK, France
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Comments about drama «The Program» (23)

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Willie Cooper

I don't know what to say.I expected a real drama about the journey of a team to win the Olympic medal in order to move forward and make the world a better place, but it was nothing like that.There were a few scenes that gave me a bit of relief, but that's all. They also did a good job with the sequences, especially the ending, but in the end I was left feeling a bit empty.I really don't think I'm the target audience for this movie, I don't even think I'm that good at basketball, but that might have something to do with it. Also, I could see the coaches speaking in the beginning of the movie about how they do a great job of coaching and running the program. I don't know if it was explained well enough or what. I really don't understand why they did that. To conclude, I give this movie a 7, but I really can't be the target audience for it. I give it a 7, because I was entertained, and I can't wait for the next movie.

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Frank K.

A star in the making was in pre-production when some members of the cast decided they wanted to leave. This time, actors Steve Banderas and Kim Basinger came back together for a movie about the impact of the baseball season on families and the people in their lives. This time, it is Kim Basinger who is called to help those who were orphaned and the only one to successfully raise two kids on her own. The young actors play the kids that went missing and her adoptive parents called her. The film is highly rated on IMDb and is well received by critics, but some of the criticisms of it are misplaced and confusing. In particular, the criticism that Kim Basinger is not young enough and therefore not believable as the mother and the teen actors are too old and seem to be "done" (for lack of a better word) by the film. (Basinger should have been cast as a teenager in the film). It is much more compelling than the movie "The Notebook", which was much older and better. In my opinion, the filmmakers did a good job of using real people and real situations. They did a good job of recreating the time and culture of the time and capturing the ambiance of the area where the movie takes place. The music is done with a certain class and some are new. But, this is not an Oscar worthy film. It is a good movie for an evening in the dark.

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Maria Fuller

After being born to work, American football player Jim Brown is making a life for himself in the streets of Baltimore when he is kidnapped and brainwashed into going to Vietnam to fight for the American military. He is put in a program run by General William Westmoreland, an American diplomat who fights for the rule of the world. He calls himself OSS to distinguish himself from his fellow officials. After getting through boot camp and getting close to getting promoted to sergeant, he goes back to Vietnam. He sees a lot of action and meets many of his fellow soldiers. The movie is based on the memoirs of Colonel John Alexander "Black Jack" Pershing, a noted WWII veteran and a great believer in the war. The film is great. It is mostly accurate, but if you aren't a football fan you will miss some of the movie. If you are a football fan, you'll love it.

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Cheryl P.

I don't understand the hype and venom surrounding this movie. I think the "Fight Club" has a bad reputation because it's supposed to be trash, but it isn't. This movie is not a good movie, but it isn't trash. It's actually pretty good. It's still pretty tame in terms of violence, but at least there is a bit of that. Some of the people I watched it with were in their mid-thirties and didn't even go see it. That said, I think the story and acting are mostly right. "Fight Club" was very much a cult film at the time, so this one doesn't really seem to have a cult following. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.

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Linda Gilbert

The first half of the film, featuring Reggie Moore's journey from the Nevada desert to the Pro Bowl in 1975, was a lot of fun. And to this day, I still enjoy it a lot. But as the story went on, it became less fun. That's not to say that the story is bad or anything. It's simply that it didn't do anything interesting with it's big-time characters. As much as I like Reggie Moore, and have enjoyed watching him play, I didn't like him as a character in this film. That's not to say that he didn't do anything for me, he did, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm not saying that his character was poorly written, it was just that he just didn't really have much going for him. I was also disappointed in one particular aspect of the film. It really started out as a very entertaining film, but got progressively worse and worse. It started out as a bit of fun, but it soon lost its edge. One of the best things about this film is that it is so famous that it can be enjoyed without having to be a die-hard fan of the NFL. In fact, you don't even have to be a fan of the NFL to appreciate this film. But even if you aren't, I would recommend that you see the film. It is a bit of a classic, and can be enjoyed by anybody. There is something of a mystery to this film that can be very enjoyable.

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Katherine V.

This is the story of a life of tennis player Jan Blachowicz who with the help of his father decides to live a quiet life in a small village in Belgium. Blachowicz is not the "rising star" that most people think he is but he has overcome his childhood problems, including drug and alcohol abuse. The director Matti Blok and producer Celine Grodzinsky create a dramatic drama that is very powerful. Blachowicz meets a young Polish tennis star in town who reminds him of himself and he falls in love with her. When the story of how the Polish/Polish friendship goes out of control and the relationship between Blachowicz and the young girl turns violent is the story which is very powerful. There are many difficult scenes in the movie that show how a young man living with his father has to deal with. Blachowicz is a great actor. Here he is a frail character who is at the mercy of his father's personality and a youth who is in the grip of an unusual situation. He is very believable as the young man in the first half and a great actor in the second half. I think the movie was pretty good but a bit slow and the ending is a bit far fetched. Overall it is an excellent film that is worth watching.

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Tyler C.

This movie was great. It made me laugh, cry, and I didn't know what to expect. It had great performances by the entire cast and it was a great movie. But I have to admit, I still think the ending was horrible. I really enjoyed the movie and I'm giving it an 8. I think the ending was pretty bad but I still think it's good, I think the movie is great. The cast in this movie is incredible. I really like the movie. I think it's great. I would recommend this movie to everyone. I really love it. I will probably go see this movie again.

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Madison P.

Sergio Leone Jr. once again reteams with director Ridley Scott to portray the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali (Anthony Quinn) in the film Ali, the long awaited sequel to the award winning film The Sorrow and the Pity. While Ali is the star of the film, it is the more "regular" characters that make this film so much more interesting. We follow Ali through the life of his father, the author of the story, played by Mickey Rooney. Anthony Quinn also plays Ali's father in the film. The two men are the main reasons we watch the film. In the beginning of the film, we watch Ali from birth until his diagnosis with testicular cancer in 1955. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story. We never really know what happens to Ali after the same stage of the disease as the rest of his family. Anthony Quinn plays his father really well. Anthony Quinn was one of the first actors to portray the Ali character. He gave his best performance by portraying the character of Ali with great detail and in such an realistic way. The movie was also great because of the story that it was based on. In my opinion, the plot is very believable and the reason why it is so great is because of the reason why the movie was so good. There are many things to admire in this movie and I just have to say that it is not just a movie but it is a movie that the whole family can watch. Ali is a very good movie. It is a great movie that everyone can watch. It is entertaining and has great elements to it. I think it is a great film.

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Charles G.

I really liked this film. I think the film is well cast, and it shows the aftermath of the war and the struggle for survival. The acting is good, especially Dylan McDermott. I also thought that it was very well acted. It was good to see Kate Hudson back in her normal persona and portraying a woman who has been through a lot. The film shows how Dylan McDermott was able to pull off the role as the former boxer and man who always has to be the victim. The film shows how he was able to overcome his life, and his personal demons. I thought the cinematography was amazing and the music was excellent. It was very interesting to watch the music in the film and to listen to it again. It was very well done. The film is also about a man who lost his wife and son in the war. This man's struggles with the grief were great. The film is an interesting, inspiring story of an amazing man. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the boxing world. I do not know how many people I can say that about.

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Daniel Chapman

All around, we see athletes in sports that we don't even know exist. The best way to spend your time is to pick a sports team and to follow their story. The sport of boxing, however, brings you back to the ways of times. For the first time in a long time, we see a man's life in it. We watch as Carlos Munoz decides to end his life from a short-lived drug habit. We see what life can be like for a man who is going to make the most money in his lifetime. We watch as the most famous boxer in the world is judged, and once again, we get a good look at the techniques of boxing. We watch as the biggest boxing match in history happens and the "right" guy wins. This movie may not be what you want to watch, but it sure has a great idea and the execution is great. I have never seen this before. I don't know where they got the idea to make it, but it sure pays off. What you see is what you get. The boxing is some of the best in the world, and it is backed by great actors who make the acting very believable. The acting and story are excellent, and the performances from the actors are very good. The greatest thing about this movie is that the director is Bruno Delbonnel. Bruno is a very talented director who can make great movies. The movie is not perfect, but it does a great job at what it wants to do and that is tell a story. I would recommend this movie to everyone, and it is definitely a must-see.

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Joshua Parker

This movie is definitely not Oscar worthy. First off, it isn't true. This is how the West's Coach Jim Plunkett started the career of Notre Dame football. I don't know how anyone can say that this is the truth. If you want to see what really happened you need to watch the movie. If you want to see the NFL in that period of time you need to go to the draft and see the news. The facts are just that. But then again if you watch the movie you'll find out that not all of the facts are true. The things that happen in the movie just aren't true. I've seen lots of movies like this. They may be well made but they don't have any real impact on how things really were in those times. This one has it. This is a great movie to watch if you want to learn more about football. I do recommend it. It is certainly well made and definitely worth watching.

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Dylan M.

I have no idea what the other person is talking about. What exactly was this movie about? Like why are you hating on it? This is an accurate movie about the life of Muhammad Ali and it makes you think and it tells the story of how he became the champion. He did a great job of leading the fight of a man who loved to talk about his feelings and to help other people and he showed this in the ring. I don't understand what the other people is talking about, it was a great movie and this is what it was about.

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Samantha Ferguson

The first 60 minutes of this movie go back and forth in time and the story, all of it, was done in real time. It was good because it showed the struggles that the players went through, but at the same time it was amazing how they were all so dedicated to the sport of hockey and the way they went about making it their career. I really enjoyed how the time jump happened in the movie. It's kind of like a movie within a movie. The Hockey Hall of Fame is really a good place to start. It's a true museum of hockey. They show the whole thing from the beginning, and it really is a beautiful place to look at. There are a few technical things that are kind of confusing. Like, when the puck went into the net, it's shown in 4.9 seconds, but when the puck went out, it's shown in 3.1 seconds. This was just a little thing that made me think, okay, this is a new show. I should have gotten some more information about it, but I guess that's what makes a great museum. I think it's important to see it. It will make you a fan of hockey, and the film is good because it shows how these guys were supposed to be like, as opposed to how they were actually portrayed. You'll be able to relate to a lot of the things that happened to these players, because of the way they were portrayed in the movie. I think it's a good movie and I would recommend it.

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Carol

Martin Luther King Jr., a man of history, himself an accidental black American, whose life and public life is marked by both inner struggle and his struggle to be recognized as the greatest leader and civil rights leader in American history. His and his fellow civil rights leaders both fought for a new civil rights movement that would effect change for all Americans. While trying to get a new car done for his wife by a young man who owed him money, King attempts to walk on the outskirts of the federal courthouse, all the while getting the attention of a congressman who is trying to pass a civil rights bill. Through the difficult days of this meeting, he learns of a new civil rights leader named Martin Luther King Jr. of the KKK. King learns that the man is intent on destroying the civil rights movement, and does a dramatic speech to the crowd and in the city. During this speech, King expresses his concern for the future of the civil rights movement, and how it would be up to a young man who is innocent in his crime to save all Americans. He also reveals a very personal belief that all of us, all of us, are in fact all equal in our rights and needs. As his speech and life of struggle take on a larger context, King's vision and the ideas he had become very real. Over the course of the next few months, King continues his struggles, beginning his meeting with Congressman Barry Goldwater, and trying to get his car repaired. When his wife dies, he travels to a small town in Alabama, where he goes to stay with the wife's family. He then begins to search for the source of the young man's debt. This series of events makes up the opening chapter of the film "Dr. King" and is the dramatic end to the saga of Dr. King, an American icon. The following events help to define his career and legacy as a leader, and the man's struggle to have a black man in the White House.

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Madison D.

This is a well made sports movie. It is not a great movie, but still worth watching. It tells the story of two great athletes and how they went on to become the greatest of all time. I give it a 7 out of 10. I think the characters and story could have been a little stronger but it all worked out for the best. So I give it a 7 out of 10. If you liked this you might like: Ken Norton: The Run of His Life, Run!

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Howard Harrison

Despite the rave reviews on IMDb and beyond for this film, I felt it was fairly superficial and lacking in substance. The screenplay and director/writer who brought it to life (Deeneth Roy) did a very good job with this film, but there were times when it seemed to be a rather silly spoof, not really doing anything that I had not seen in similar films. I've never seen any of the co-stars from the hit TV series "The Sopranos", so I can't comment on their acting. As a whole the movie was a decent drama, but I was more interested in seeing the riveting ride it took me through than the actual story and meaning. I found the dialogue to be stilted and at times dry and dull, especially the final 20-25 minutes of the film where it seems that something important was supposed to happen, but I can't remember what it was. I would recommend this film to anyone, especially if you want to see it, because it will touch your heart. However, even then, I am still not sure if I would go see this again, and I'm sure if you are one of those who is NOT a fan of the TV show, you would not enjoy it as much. I just didn't get why everyone liked it so much. It did not come off as moving and genuine, nor did it make me feel for the main character or the other characters. I am still not sure what I liked or what I didn't. I was also somewhat disappointed in the ending because it did not add to the story in any way, and seemed rather dumb. But I'm still very impressed with this film and I think it has the potential to be a real powerhouse.

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Cheryl T.

This movie was about a hockey player named John McMullen who in the early 1980's became the first ever to win the Stanley Cup. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie because it showed an aspect of the game I never knew much about. I enjoyed this movie because of the great acting, directing, music and cinematography. This is a must see movie.

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Billy L.

This is a great movie about an American wrestler who takes on the World Championship in the 1970s, the greatest wrestling competition ever. Most of the movie is a montage of The Wrestler doing the unthinkable and finally being crowned. The movie, I have to say, is the best wrestling movie I've ever seen. The documentary itself also shows us all that wrestling was a huge, incredible sport, just a few years ago it was a laughing stock. This documentary has a wonderful, great mix of Sports Documentaries, documentaries about wrestling, and documentaries about its great stars. The main actor of the movie is Lance 'The Rock' Armstrong, he is also known as an athletic, American hero. He played The Rock in "The Rock" a movie that was also released in 2009, but in my opinion is better. There are so many scenes in this film that you want to see again and again and see how The Rock did it. The Rock had been a phenomenal sports star, but this documentary shows us that. I recommend this movie to people who enjoy sports documentaries and who are interested in the 1970s sports.

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Alexander Jensen

This is the story of Joe Louis, as told by Michael Smith, the coach of the 1960 championship team. The film is also a period drama of the 1960's, with the running times of the game being in the hundreds. There are many football-related references, and with the length of the film, there is little time to explain why the team did what they did. The film is also written in a way that you don't really care about the film's major characters. Joe Louis seems to not care about anything in his life other than winning the game. The other athletes seemed to have more of an interest in winning the game. There are some great scenes with Frank Maloney as Bud Cauley, and with the running of the team. There are also great scenes with other athletes. As a film, the movie has its flaws. The film lacks focus and will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. There are also some scenes that are in conflict with the rest of the film. The film is a bit longer than it should be, which slows down the pace of the film. It also doesn't cover enough of the period to make it feel authentic, which is important to the film. There is a large amount of running in the film. The film also has a bad sound effect at the end. I don't know if the movie was intended to be a football film, but it ends up looking like a bad movie about football. The film is actually good in it's acting, and it's performances are better than it needs to be. Even with these flaws, I think it is still a pretty good movie. The film has it's flaws, but I think it is a decent film.

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Carolyn Barnett

This movie is about the 1996 World Cup, two days before the finals between the Netherlands and Argentina. It is a true story of the 90s, which was a time when football was real, and a time when the European countries were taking part in major tournaments and qualifying for a World Cup. I love the way they play the stories. In the first half, there is a bit of comedy, because we know that the players are famous, and the fact that the second half is a real tournament. This is a well-made movie, with good actors. It is a really great movie, and I recommend it to everyone. I give it 8/10.

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Donna

This is a good film, worth seeing, and very inspirational. I agree with most of the "voting scores" on this site. I enjoyed it. The storyline is great, it's not anything you haven't seen before, but it's a little different, and the acting is good. There are some very moving scenes and the feeling of the aftermath of the game is very important to the storyline. I think the cast did a very good job. I'd recommend it to any football fans who haven't seen it yet, it's not very popular, but if you go and watch it, it's very good. 7/10

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Justin

This was one of those movies that seems to be somewhat misunderstood. In my opinion it is a movie that is not for everyone. The movie itself is worth seeing for some dramatic events, but for the most part it is more for entertainment. The cast of actors all do a great job, I thought Max Von Sydow was brilliant. I like it because it has a very tough love theme and a movie about cancer. Overall, I liked it but would not pay to see it. 7 out of 10

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Terry Ortiz

I just finished watching the "ABC" documentary that it's titled "The Program", which is a collection of interviews that depict the life of some of the greatest athletes in American sports history, including Jack Nicklaus, Carl Lewis, Sammy Baugh, John Carlos, and of course, the late Joe Louis. The documentary was released in 2006 and the interviews were conducted by Nick Kroll, a writer who's gained some renown for his documentary about the Kentucky Derby. But now, I have to admit, this documentary didn't live up to the hype. The interviews were interesting and I found the fact that some of these athletes have agreed to do a few short videos here and there, as well as their respective trainers, to be interesting. However, the interviewees' stories were just not compelling. I don't really have a problem with the fact that they don't really tell their entire stories here. It's a documentary and, sure, the interviewees want to keep it that way. But, I would have liked to see a little more. Also, the "enhancements" that they did with the interviews, as well as the "enhancements" with the sports clips and other things, were really distracting. For example, the football team interviews were really distracting because they were basically just him talking to them. And, I'm not talking about the fact that he was talking to them, but rather, the fact that he was talking to them. Now, I do think that the football team interviews are a bit intriguing and entertaining, but they should've done a better job at keeping the interviews short. I also think that there were some interesting elements of the interviews that didn't get mentioned. The fact that the interviewees did not talk about themselves, as well as the fact that there were some athletes that didn't want to talk about the actual sport they were doing. However, none of the interviews were that bad. The documentary is still a great one, but it's no longer that great as it was when I watched it in 2006. However, for the most part, it still works. The interviews are interesting, and I found that the interviews with Jack Nicklaus were interesting and, while some of them weren't great, the ones with Carl Lewis were also interesting. The interviews with Sammy Baugh were interesting, as well. The interviews with the tennis players were interesting as well. And, I enjoyed watching the interviews with John Carlos and Jackie Robinson, but the interviews with Sam McDowell and John Carlos were very boring, as they didn't really have much to say. Overall, it's still a great documentary, but it wasn't as good as the initial expectation, which I'm sure was high. Now, that said, I still think that it's an excellent documentary about the sport of baseball, and, at times, I found it to be really entertaining. But, in the end, it's a decent documentary about sports, and, for the most part, it's still good. 7/10