‘The Armstrong Lie’ Gets an Official Trailer

    October 7, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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One month ago, a teaser clip surfaced for the upcoming documentary The Armstrong Lie. It featured now-infamous cyclist Lance Armstrong fresh off his Oprah interview vamping about being misunderstood. The unapologetic stance Armstrong takes in the clip foreshadows a documentary filled with conflicting feelings and outright untruths.

Now, an official trailer for The Armstrong Lie shows that the documentary just might be the most damning expose on the athlete yet seen. It shows Armstrong at the height of his success and fame, making yet another comeback and attempt at the Tour de France. From there it’s all downhill, with Armstrong himself calling out lies he told with a straight face and testimonials from former friends and teammates about his abrasive and confrontational personality:

The Armstrong Lie was directed by Alex Gibney, the Academy Award-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side. The movie follows the downfall of Lance Armstrong, from his remarkable streak of Tour de France victories to being stripped of those victories when he was finally caught in a web of doping allegations. The movie is set to be released in New York and Los Angeles on November 8.

  • mindy

    Regardless of all the lies and hate, Lance still won races. Not sure if this movie is approved by Lance or it is a bunch of sensationalism to make money off him. With all the other cyclists using drugs as well, Lance still won. Place any twist on his behavior you want, try and make him look evil, attempt to make Lance seem heartless… it won’t work. He is a man who cares about his family, cares about helping others with cancer and is a hardworking athlete on the bike. Many of us still honor his wins.

    • Kyle

      Are you kidding me Mindy? Not only did Lance approve this movie, he was the one that hired Gibney to follow him around in 2009 to film his “comeback”. Lance may care about his family and help those suffering with cancer, but he ruined the lives of countless people in an effort to cover up this lie that he was telling. Emma Watson, Frankie Andreu, Betsy Andreu, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton and Greg LeMond to name a few. I will give you the fact that Lance raced in an era where the top performers were notorious cheaters, but once Lance got caught he should have confessed and did the right thing. Instead he continued lying and ruined anyone’s reputation that spoke to the contrary. Feel free to honor his tainted wins because we will never know who really was clean in that era, but don’t honor a man that stepped on others to achieve his fame and fortune.