Foxcatcher parents guide

Foxcatcher Parent Guide

Hopes for Olympic glory is finished by a cheap shot.

Release date November 14, 2014

Dave and Mark Schultz (Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum) are Olympic class wrestlers looking to hone their skills at the privately run Foxcatcher National Training Center. But things don't go as planned because of the eccentricities of the facility's wealthy benefactor, John du Pont (Steve Carell).

Why is Foxcatcher rated R? The MPA rated Foxcatcher R for some drug use and a scene of violence.

Run Time: 130 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Foxcatcher rated R? Foxcatcher is rated R by the MPAA for some drug use and a scene of violence.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Brief explicit violence.
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Depictions of beating and shooting.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence (sometimes in a context of self harm) with blood and detail.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Buttocks nudity seen in a non-sexual context.
- Crude content.

- Three instances of coarse language.
- One use of scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Three scenes of illegal drug use (involving cocaine).
- Substance abuse.

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News About "Foxcatcher"

Foxcatcher is opening in limited theartical release on November 14, 2014.

This movie is based on a true story. Learn more about the real Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz and John du Pont.

From the Studio:
FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman.

FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy. © Sony Classics

Cast and Crew

Foxcatcher is directed by Bennett Miller and stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Michael Hall, Steve Carell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Foxcatcher movie is March 3, 2015. Here are some details…

Foxcatcher releases to home video (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) on March 3, 2015, with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes
-  Featurette: “The Story of Foxcatcher”

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