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Slaying The Badger

Spotlight

World Premiere

U.K. | 78 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

SLAYING THE BADGER

Sports, Documentary
Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond. As the first, and now the only American to win the Tour de France, LeMond looks back at the 1986 Tour during which friend, teammate, and mentor Bernard Hinault—reigning Tour champion and vicious competitor known as “The Badger”—‘promised’ to help LeMond to his first victory. But in a sport that purports teamwork, we see it’s really every man for himself. Hinault has his say, too, along with others involved in the tension, rivalry, physical demand, and (last but not least) the many agendas and politics that make up the Tour. Well-chosen footage complements the candid comments to provide a penetrating look at a sport that never really was innocent.

-Brian Gordon

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by John Dower

John Dower’s Greg LeMond film is the latest of several sporting feature documentaries and continues on from Bradley Wiggins: A Year In Yellow, which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Director. Other directorial credits include: Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) and Thrilla in Manila (2008), which was in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, earned BAFTA and Emmy nominations, and won Grierson and Peabody Awards.
Director
John Dower
Screenwriter
John Dower
Producer
John Dower
Editor
Nick Packer
Cinematographer
Will Pugh
Executive Producer
John Battsek
Composer
Tim Atack

CONTACTS

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ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
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International Sales Contact
Jenna Anthony
ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
Jenna.Anthony@espn.com
Print Source
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ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
Jenna.Anthony@espn.com
Press Contact
Jay Jay Nesheim
ESPN
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5839
JayJay.Nesheim@espn.com