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It is basically truth, but with lots of dramatic license.

I poked into this a little bit.

Did Beebe and Miles actually have a grudge going? No testimonial I found on line affirmed it, although some agreed that heated words were exchanged on one occasion. Unknown if it carried through to the LeMans race. Beebe said that he did make the decision for the 3 remaining racers to slow down after the last Ferrari broke down, but no mention of whether the 3 Ford drivers were instructed by him to cross the line together -- costing Miles the win -- thus casting Beebe as the all-time prick in the car biz.

Was Beebe the real life arrogant, suck-up he was shown as in the movie? A lot of testimony said no; that he was a stand-up guy, sought out by presidents to head task forces. Lots of post-movie talk about how he didn't deserve that treatment. But Beebe moved on from Ford a short time after the first LeMans. Testimony indicates that he might have had different personas both with and post-Ford. Most of the positive appreciation of Beebe was from knowing him after he moved on.

Did Shelby and Miles have a wrestling match on the lawn? Not really. Added for fun. But Miles was a bit of an edgy personality.

Was Henry Ford II the imperial prima dona he was shown to be? Comments found said that no one could recall having ever seen or heard the man; surrounded by his sycophants all the time -- which was shown. Having grown up in Detroit during those years, I know that Ford II was never a man spoken of positively except in walking-on-eggshells rhetoric or news stories. Not a lot of press about him at all. Did he try to buy Ferrari and take total control? Yup. Did Enzo Ferrari use the opportunity to screw Ford and throw in with Fiat? Yup.

All true basically, but with hyped characters, as expected.
Not much cgi; they bought more that $2,000,000 worth of Ferraris for this film -- and drove the wheels off of them.




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