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Le Mans (1971)

Le Mans (1971)

Le Mans




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Movie Info

Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who'd previously helmed Steve McQueen's legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then taken over by Lee H. Katzin of The Phynx.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Kleiner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 29, 2003
Solar Productions


Steve McQueen
as Michael Delaney
Fred Haltiner
as Johann Ritter
Angelo Infanti
as Lugo Abratte
Jean-Claude Bercq
as Paul Jacques Dion
Michele Scalera
as Vito Scalise
Gino Cassani
as Loretto Fuselli
Alfred Bell
as Tommy Hopkins
Carlo Cecchi
as Paolo Scandenza
Richard Rudiger
as Bruno Frohm
Hal Hamilton
as Chris Barnett
Jonathan Williams
as Jonathan Burton
Peter Parten
as Peter Wiese
Conrad Pringle
as Tony Elkins
Erich Glavitza
as Josef Hauser
Peter Huber
as Max Kummel
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Critic Reviews for Le Mans

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

spectatorship as personal gratification.

Full Review… | June 14, 2011
Film Freak Central

...one of the best pure racing movies ever made. But if you don't like automobile racing, you might not find much to enjoy.

Full Review… | May 16, 2011
Movie Metropolis

It's better perhaps to view it as a visual poem about cars in motion.

Full Review… | March 1, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Le Mans


Wow how long as it taking me to watch this movie,hmm to long.For anyone who loves motorsports will enjoy this classic mockumantary about the worlds most famous race.Yes its dated but is a throw back to the days when racing was suicide with on limts.I've been to le mans a few times now and yes the race circuit as been updated. But its was a thrill to see and near feel what its was like back in 1970.If you are looking for a story then forget it, there pretty much nothing here to offer,its about the race and the race only its even takes nearly forty mintues before anyone says eventhing!This is not the shit feast that stallone made with Driven a few years ago.This as got passion and and soul and very realist as they come.The only other movie to come close is Grand Prix which again is a classic movie.Steve McQueen has never looked so cool.

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

Your enjoyment of it will depend on your love for racing as there's very little else.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

A racing movie made purely for racing enthusiasts. Some great racing footage wrapped around what is a very weak plot.

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