The Armstrong Lie parents guide

The Armstrong Lie

A would-be celebration becomes a doping scandal tell-all

Overall C

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.

Release date November 8, 2013

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is The Armstrong Lie rated R? The MPAA rated The Armstrong Lie R for language.

Run Time: 124 minutes

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The Armstrong Lie
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Armstrong Lie rated R? The Armstrong Lie is rated R by the MPAA for language.

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.

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The Armstrong Lie
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children. Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Armstrong Lie is directed by Alex Gibney and stars Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Armstrong Lie movie is February 11, 2014. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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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