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The Armstrong Lie (2-Sep-2013)

Director: Alex Gibney

Writer: Alex Gibney

Keywords: Sports Documentary, Biography

Sports documentary chronicles disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's rise and fall from grace and superstardom.

ABSTRACT
Filmmaker Alex Gibney shadowed once-beloved American cyclist and Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong with the original intent of documenting his career comeback and attempts to win an eighth title. When things took a turn towards the unexpected and Armstrong confirmed long-standing allegations of doping on October 22, 2012, however, what had been a puff piece titled The Road Back transformed into a critically-acclaimed character examination called The Armstrong Lie, depicting Armstrong's Icarian descent from folk hero to pariah as speculation about his cheating became established fact.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lance Armstrong
Cyclist
18-Sep-1971   7-time Tour De France winner, disqualified

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