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cccorlew 11-14-13 03:37 PM

The Armstrong Lie movie opens
 
I just noticed that The Armstrong Lie movie opens 11-15. It's even going to be in Pleasant Hill, kind of near where I live.
I'm seriously considering going, even though know the story and I'm sure will be totally depressed afterward.

How about you all?

smoore 11-14-13 03:42 PM

I might go see it...although I'm not sure why? It will indeed make me depressed and I am no longer a fan...and I was a BIG fan.
If I do go, I sure hope LA doesn't' benefit from my senior discount.

B. Carfree 11-14-13 05:19 PM

I'll probably go see it, even though my west coast geocentrism prevented me from being a fan of LA. That turned out to be a good thing since I don't feel betrayed or bothered in the slightest at his demise.


ricebowl 11-14-13 05:39 PM

I'd rather spend the money on booze.

bikingshearer 11-14-13 05:49 PM

Can't say I'm 100% sure I'll see it, but I'm pretty sure I will.

DiabloScott 11-14-13 06:10 PM

I didn't even know about it. I probably won't see it just because I don't go to movies... I'd watch it on TV though... maybe even pay for an Amazon download on my Roku.

I always enjoyed watching him... never thought of him as a hero but I did kind of do the denial dance.



Remember when the talk was about who would play Lance in the hero movie? Matt Damon was one candidate... I'll bet he's glad that one never happened.

Leinster 11-14-13 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ricebowl (Post 16247441)
I'd rather spend the money on booze.

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4753224344341031&pid=1.7

ursle 11-14-13 06:35 PM

Karma
Thinking about Napoleon and Santa Ana, both had empires, both lost empires, twice, both came back, three times, Lance has yet to get to 2

Drugs have always been involved;)

gpelpel 11-14-13 11:39 PM

No intention to see it. Have read all the articles I doubt the movie will add more substance. It was a sad era for sports in general and LA was certainly the smartest of all at the game of cheating and deceiving. With hard work, smarts, bravado, and arrogance he became the 'best of the cheats'.

I just hope that the public starts to understand that doping was and still is not a cycling only issue. Many pro and amateur sports still have way too many loopholes to prevent cheating. Prevention and testing is so expensive that there are still many kids using enhancements in high school and college sports. Unfortunately money has more power than common sense and most of the public doesn't care about the long term effect of these products on kids' health.

JoelS 11-15-13 08:25 AM

I'll see it eventually. Probably when it comes out on NetFlix.

lsberrios1 11-15-13 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by JoelS (Post 16248761)
I'll see it eventually. Probably when it comes out on NetFlix.

Which will probably be next week.

cthenn 11-15-13 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by gpelpel (Post 16248270)
No intention to see it. Have read all the articles I doubt the movie will add more substance. It was a sad era for sports in general and LA was certainly the smartest of all at the game of cheating and deceiving. With hard work, smarts, bravado, and arrogance he became the 'best of the cheats'.

I just hope that the public starts to understand that doping was and still is not a cycling only issue. Many pro and amateur sports still have way too many loopholes to prevent cheating. Prevention and testing is so expensive that there are still many kids using enhancements in high school and college sports. Unfortunately money has more power than common sense and most of the public doesn't care about the long term effect of these products on kids' health.

Excellent post. This is exactly right. This movie is really only meant for those who "get off" (for lack of a better term) on watching his demise. The actual topic of doping in cycling, and even Lance Armstrong's doping has been beaten to death. This is just more fuel to the fire for those who already hated him. Armstrong is so far from the only guilty party in his era (actually, were there any innocent parties???), but his problem is twofold. One, he was the best doper of all the dopers, and two, he was a raging A-hole. When you act the way he did, thinking he was invincible, the crash is that much harder.

Really, the only problem I have with him is how he used cancer as a crutch, saying he'd never cheat because he's had such a deadly disease, and why would he take dangerous drugs, yada yada. The way those cancer patients looked up to him and he lied about it to them, that's just wrong. Very wrong. The crap about this doctor, or that soigneur, and how mean he was to them...who cares, grow up this is professional sports. A dirty sport in which everyone involved knows it.

cccorlew 11-15-13 08:15 PM

I don't know. That's a little brutal. I watched "All the President's Men" and I'm going to see this.
I hope it has bicycles...

cccorlew 11-15-13 08:17 PM

Then I'll come home and do my yearly viewing of Breaking Away. (Tip of the hat to DiabloScott for posting the perfect video clip.)

cccorlew 11-16-13 08:54 AM

Two cent no details review:
Some beautiful, wonderful cycling footage
Lasts about 30 minutes too long
Lance is exactly what you think, but even more.

t4mv 11-16-13 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by smoore (Post 16247158)
I might go see it..., I sure hope LA doesn't' benefit from my senior discount.

Uh, maybe you shouldn't go see it then.

smoore 11-16-13 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by t4mv (Post 16251610)
Uh, maybe you shouldn't go see it then.

I presume you are referring to this line from the review; "Armstrong, who apparently has a deal for back-end profits on the film, should really check it out. He might learn something."

Thanks, in that case I think I'll spend my money on a new water bottle cage.

Lanceoldstrong 11-16-13 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by cccorlew (Post 16251476)
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Lance is exactly what you think, but even more.

Lance Armstrong and LanceOldstrong are kind of like Goofus and Gallant from the cartoons when we were kids:

cccorlew 11-16-13 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong (Post 16251678)
Lance Armstrong and LanceOldstrong are kind of like Goofus and Gallant cartoons from were kids:

I was at the dentist Friday and found myself wondering about Highlights, and if it were still around.

DiabloScott 11-18-13 01:04 PM

Lance Armstrong claims former Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen was directly involved in covering up his positive test for corticosteroid during the 1999 Tour de France.

Well this'll be interesting - I wonder what took him so long. I suppose if you really want clean cycling you gotta expose the suits as well - Paddy and Hein vs Lance in an all out smack-down.

indyfabz 11-18-13 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by DiabloScott (Post 16256617)
Lance Armstrong claims former Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen was directly involved in covering up his positive test for corticosteroid during the 1999 Tour de France.

What positive test? He never tested positive for any banned substance. He said so himself. Careful or LA might sue you for defamation.

I am with ricebowl, and JoelS.

lsberrios1 11-18-13 01:39 PM

Where can you watch this? I cant find a theater playing it!

bikingshearer 11-18-13 04:03 PM

The wife and I tried to see it in Berkeley on Saturday. It wasn't being shown for "technical reasons." We had a giggle wondering if Lance had his "people" sabotage the screening. Then we saw "Gravity" instead.


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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong (Post 16251678)
Lance Armstrong and LanceOldstrong are kind of like Goofus and Gallant from the cartoons when we were kids:

Except that LO is, and has always been, a bit more, shall we say, flamboyant than LA.:innocent:

Tycho Brahe 11-18-13 04:34 PM

Release date depends on your local theater. The movie won't be playing by me for another 10 days.

That said, I have no interest in the movie. Then again, I have no interest in professional cycling in general. I prefer to play sports, not watch them.

Midland 11-18-13 06:26 PM

Had the pleasure of seeing the movie with Curtis & Tricia. My take...LA is still lying.

Again I will state my opinion:I Don't care what you do to your kidney's and liver. I care how you treat people, especially when in a position of power or influence.


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