'Rush' is a fast-paced biographical drama set in the 1970s, that primarily revolves around the legendary champion Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, at the peak of their heated rivalry.
Both on the track and off, Hunt (Hemsworth) and Lauda (Bruhl) couldn't have been more different. Yet as much as Englishman Hunt's showy public persona clashed with Lauda's reputation for tightly-controlled perfectionism, both men remained bound together by one undeniable fact -- they were both among the best drivers ever to grace the racetrack.
When a horrific crash during the 1976 Grand Prix at the Nurburgring nearly claims Lauda's life, however, a grudging respect begins to develop between the two racers as Hunt realizes just how devoted his greatest adversary is to the sport they both love.
Did you know?
Ron Howard, on the 11/24/2012 edition of Speed Channel's Formula One Debrief stated that they did not use the original footage of the Niki Lauda crash at the Nürburgring but did film at that corner of the old (not in current F1 racing configuration) circuit. Read More