The Program (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 43 mins

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An Irish sports journalist is convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the victories at Tour de France, are fueled by banned substances, starts hunting for strong evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O Dowd, Elaine Cassidy, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace

Crew: Stephen Frears (Director), Danny Cohen (Director of Photography), Alex Heffes (Music Director)

Rating: NC16 (Singapore)

Genres: Drama, Sports, Biography

Release Dates: 11 Mar 2016 (India), 19 Nov 2015 (Singapore)

Tagline: Winning was in his blood

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Did you know? In an interview with The Guardian, Ben Foster admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs under medical supervision to prepare for the role Read More
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as Lance Armstrong
as David Walsh
as Betsy Andreu
as Floyd Landis
as Bill Stapleton
as Jeffrey Tillotson
as Chris Hamman
as Sales Person
as Bobby Julich
as Press
as Diner
as Floyd's buddy
as Young Hospital Doctor
as Kristin Richard
as Salesman in the Dallas Hotel
as John Wilcockson
as US Sports Journalist
as Press Camera Woman
as Sunday Times Lawyer
as Orderly Jones
as Johan Bruyneel
as Mother of Sick Child
as Bob Hamman
as Diner
as Frankie Andreu
as Restaurant guest
as Tailwind Executive
as Medecin Michele Ferrari
as Journalist
as Journalist
as US Newsreader
as David Walsh's Lawyer
as Tailwind Executive
as Wayne
as SCA Prosecutor
as Lawyer
as Floyd's Attorney
as Armstrong Best Man
as Rich
as John Lelangue
as Armstrong's PA
as Journalist
as Emma O Reilly
as Conference Attendee
as Woman in Book Store
as Alberto Contador
as Cameraman
as Rupert Guinness
as Journalist
as Surgeon
as Charles Pelkey
as Customer at Book Signing
as Christophe Bassons
as Restaurant Diner
as Landis' Father
as Hospice Administrator
as Sunday Times editor
as Videographer
as Lawyer
as Lawyer
as Jesse
as Stephen Swart
as Conference Doctor
as Tony
as Tailwind Exec
as Journalist


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Key Grip


Music Director


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator


Voice Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor


Online Editor
First Assistant Editor

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Stunt Double

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Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Winning was in his blood
Champion. Hero. Legend. Cheat.
The true story of the greatest deception of our time
The legend. The truth. The source. The science.
A number of The Sunday Times newspaper front pages on display around the office were published after the time the scenes are set. Most notably, the front cover depicting English Rugby player Johnny Wilkinson winning the 2003 World cup in a scene set in 2001.

Factual Mistake
In many of the scenes showing Armstrong riding in his early tour wins he is seen wearing Oakley Radar Sunglasses that were not yet released.
Foster admitted the emotional storyline about the disgraced cyclist took more a toll on him than the physical demands of the role.

Stephen Frears told The Hollywood Reporter that he cast Guillaume Canet - a French actor who barely speaks English, to play Italian doctor Michele Ferrari because he couldn't find an Italian actor who speaks English.

In an interview with The Guardian, Ben Foster admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs under medical supervision to prepare for the role

The film is based on Walsh's book "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong".

British cyclist David Millar was Cycling Consultant to the film.