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They Took the American Dream for a Ride

Fresh-off his victory in the Le Mans, the 24-hour race in Le Mans, France, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) finds himself facing a difficult obstacle in his career; he is no longer medically-able to race.  He instead puts all his time and effort into his own racing team, including his hotheaded, brash driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale).  In the middle of Ferrari’s dominance in racing, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) is open to any and all suggestions on how to improve the Ford Motor Company.  An attempted partnership with Ferrari goes embarrassingly-awry and Continue reading



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Christian Bale- Ken Miles

Matt Damon- Carroll Shelby

Jon Bernthal- Lee Iacocca

Bale and Damon race to theaters with the new drama “Ford V. Ferrari” that tells the true story of how Ford Motor Co. enters the world of racing.

Carroll Shelby (Damon) was the best US driver and the only American to defeat Ferrari in the rugged road race the 24 hours of LeMans. Shelby was driving an Aston Martin on an English racing team. That race proved to be Shelby’s last as he retired and began a career in Car design. Enzo Ferrari is the king of racing in Europe and never lost the race at LeMans, except to Shelby.


Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) walks into his factory’s assembly line hitting the emergency stop button and announced to the floor, “Walk home. Tomorrow bring me a new idea or don’t bother coming in ever again!”  Ford executive Lee Iacocca (Bernthal) takes the challenge on and tells Mr. Ford that they need to develop a sports car to entice teens and enter the racing game. Ford agrees and Iacocca lands Carroll Shelby to design the car that Ford would race at LeMans and beat Ferrari. Shelby agrees to get the car ready and race team together in less than a year to go to the 24 hours of Lemans.

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