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The Armstrong Lie


Nov 08, 2013

Latest Home Video

Feb 11, 2014

MPAA Rating



Alex Gibney


Lance Armstrong
Reed Albergotti
Betsy Andreu


2013 Sony Pictures Classics

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Still shot from the movie: The Armstrong Lie.

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What began as a documentary celebrating Lance Armstrong, a world-class cyclist with seven Tour de France titles, turns into an exploration of the athlete's shame when he admits to using drugs to achieve his great accomplishments.

Content Details

Why Is The Armstrong Lie Rated R?

The Armstrong Lie is rated R for language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Armstrong Lie...

Violence: A man repeatedly lies and uses his power to hurt his opponents. A minor scuffle occurs with doping officials.

Sexual Content: A man’s bare buttocks are briefly scene.

Language: The script contains about a dozen strong sexual expletives, other profanities and some name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: This film deals with doping in sports. Medical personnel and athletes discuss how they used drugs, but very little actual drug use is shown. A character receives a blood transfusion to up the oxygen levels in his blood.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Armstrong Lie.

The challenges faced another cyclist trying to compete on a world level are depicted in The Flying Scotsman. An Olympian, who stayed true to his principles even if it meant he would not be able to participate in his sport, is portrayed in Chariots Of Fire.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language.
AB 14A
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children. Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Armstrong Lie...

Home Video Notes: The Armstrong Lie

Release Date: 11 February 2014

The Armstrong Liereleases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras:

- Commentary with the Academy Award® winning Director Alex Gibney

- Q&A with Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Bill Strickland, Jonathan Vaughters & Betsy Andreu

- Deleted Scenes

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