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Le Mans (1971)




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In this film, Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion racecar driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to winning the race, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen.


Steve McQueen
as Michael Delaney
Fred Haltiner
as Johann Ritter
Angelo Infanti
as Lugo Abratte
Jean-Claude Bercq
as Paul Jacques Dion
Michele Scalera
as Vito Scalise
Gino Cassani
as Loretto Fuselli
Alfred Bell
as Tommy Hopkins
Carlo Cecchi
as Paolo Scandenza
Richard Rudiger
as Bruno Frohm
Hal Hamilton
as Chris Barnett
Jonathan Williams
as Jonathan Burton
Peter Parten
as Peter Wiese
Conrad Pringle
as Tony Elkins
Erich Glavitza
as Josef Hauser
Peter Huber
as Max Kummel
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Critic Reviews for Le Mans

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

The measure of the failure of Le Mans is surely that it couldn't communicate to sceptics like me what the fever is all about.

March 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Le Mans is a class film in every way, attitude, realization, taste. It has visceral emotion but not heart.

June 24, 2018 | Full Review…

You can't hear the words for the noise, you can't follow the action for the speed. But you can sit back and feel distinctly stirred.

March 17, 2020 | Full Review…

spectatorship as personal gratification.

June 14, 2011 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

...one of the best pure racing movies ever made. But if you don't like automobile racing, you might not find much to enjoy.

May 16, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It's better perhaps to view it as a visual poem about cars in motion.

March 1, 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Le Mans

Your enjoyment of it will depend on your love for racing as there's very little else.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


Wow how long as it taking me to watch this movie,hmm to long.For anyone who loves motorsports will enjoy this classic mockumantary about the worlds most famous race.Yes its dated but is a throw back to the days when racing was suicide with on limts.I've been to le mans a few times now and yes the race circuit as been updated. But its was a thrill to see and near feel what its was like back in 1970.If you are looking for a story then forget it, there pretty much nothing here to offer,its about the race and the race only its even takes nearly forty mintues before anyone says eventhing!This is not the shit feast that stallone made with Driven a few years ago.This as got passion and and soul and very realist as they come.The only other movie to come close is Grand Prix which again is a classic movie.Steve McQueen has never looked so cool.

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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