Armstrong Lie, The

Outstanding. A layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy.
-Justin Chang, Variety
Succeeds as a probing look into the mechanics of an epic lie.
-Chris Michael, The Guardian

Synopsis

Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time and put competitive cycling into the global spotlight, by beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. That success earned him an immense fortune and worldwide fame. His was also one of the most influential and inspiring sports stories of recent memory and became a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to his Livestrong initiative. Beginning in 2009, documentarian Alex Gibney followed Armstrong for four years chronicling his return to cycling after retirement, as he tried to win his eighth title. Unexpectedly, Gibney was also there in 2012 when Armstrong admitted to doping, following a federal criminal investigation, public accusations of doping by his ex-teammates, and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, that led USADA's CEO, Travis Tygart, to conclude that Armstrong's team had run "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, November 29, 2013
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 122 min
Year: 2013

CREDITS

CAST
Lance Armstrong
DIRECTED BY
Alex Gibney

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Elizabeth Kreutz ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Johan BruyneelPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Frank Marshall, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Steve MaddenPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Lance Armstrong and Oprah WinfreyPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Jonathan VaughtersPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Michele FerrariPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Peter Meinert-Nielsen, Frankie Andreu, Tyler Hamilton, Pascal Deramé, George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong, Christian Vande Velde, Kevin LivingstonPhoto by Betsy Andreu, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Betsy AndreuPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Betsy AndreuPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
David WalshPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Reed AlbergottiPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance Armstrong. Photo by Frank Marshall, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
George HincapiePhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
David WalshPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lance ArmstrongPhoto by Elizabeth Kreutz ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Lance Armstrong, Director Alex Gibney and Director of Photography Maryse AlbertiPhoto by Elizabeth Kreutz ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Daniel CoylePhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Emile VrijmanPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Bill StricklandPhoto by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics