Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by James Mangold.
20th Century Fox on Sunday, September 15, 2019 released the trailer:
FORD v FERRARI | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.
In 1963, Ford Motor Company Vice President Lee Iacocca proposes to Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-strapped Ferrari as a means to boost their car sales by participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Enzo Ferrari, however, walks out of the deal, as Fiat offers him a more lucrative deal that allows him to retain his ownership of Scuderia Ferrari. A furious Henry II orders his racing division to build a car to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans. For this task, Iacocca hires Shelby American owner Carroll Shelby, a racing driver who won Le Mans in 1959, but was forced to retire due to his heart condition. In turn, Shelby enlists the help of Ken Miles, a hot-tempered British racer and struggling mechanic. Shelby and Miles test the Ford GT40 Mk I prototype at Los Angeles International Airport, working out all of its design flaws until it is race ready. Seeing that Miles is not their ideal driver, Ford opts to send Phil Hill and Bruce McLaren to the 1964 Le Mans instead. As predicted by Miles, none of the Fords finish the race. While Henry II sees this as a humiliating defeat, Shelby explains to him that the GT40 instilled fear in Ferrari, as it reached 218 mph on the Mulsanne straight before it broke down. Shelby and Miles continue development on the GT40 Mk II, but Miles is nearly killed when the car's brakes fail during testing. In 1966, Ford Senior Vice President Leo Beebe takes over the racing division, with the intent to continue the program without Miles, but Shelby gives Henry II a ride in the car and wages his own company on the line to convince him that if Miles wins the 24 Hours of Daytona, he will be allowed to race at Le Mans.
The film Ford v Ferrari was scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019 (United States), on August 30, 2019 (Telluride), on November 14, 2019 (Germany) and on November 15, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom, Turkey) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, 20th Century Fox España, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Press Play Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Japan.
The duration of the film is 152 minutes. With a budget of $97.6 million, the film grossed over $68.8 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Ford v Ferrari got high rating from critics.
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