Plot & Details
Alex Gibney surveys the rise and fall of acclaimed and then disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong in his documentary The Armstrong Lie. The director presents the complicated history of the controversial figure, including his troubled father-free childhood, his battle back from testicular cancer, his seven consecutive Tour de France championships, the creation of his Live Strong charity, and his subsequent admission to a blood doping regimen that allowed him to stay at the top of the physically demanding sport for so long. Gibney sits down with numerous reporters who tried for years to expose Armstrong's continuous fibs, and also interviews those who were inside Armstrong's inner circle. The Armstrong Lie screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest,Sports
- Run Time: 122min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/2013
- DVD Release Date: 02/11/2014
- Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Classics, Matt Tolmach Productions
- Director(s): Alex Gibney
- Starring: Lance Armstrong , Reed Albergotti , Betsy Andreu , Frankie Andreu , Johan Bruyneel
- Themes: Rise and Fall Stories,Work Ethics
- Tone: Matter-of-Fact,Sweeping
- Keywords: cheating, confession [admission], cycling
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-08-2013)
- Language: English