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.
Why Is The Armstrong Lie Rated R?
The Armstrong Lie is rated R for language.
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
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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