Also known as Le Mans ’66, this movie tells the true story of Henry Ford II's attempt to buy Ferrari. When Enzo Ferrari pulls out of the deal at the last minute, Henry Ford II decides to build a race car that will beat Ferrari at Le Mans. To build his race car, Ford hires retired race car driver and builder, Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon). Shelby immediately enlists the help of his friend and fellow race car driver Ken Miles (played by Christian Bale) to test and retest the race car that will hold its own in France. His loyalty is tested, however, when Ford’s corporate reps want to uphold their "Ford" image, which doesn't quite match the unpredictable nature of Miles. However, Shelby finds a way to ensure that the right man ends up in the driver’s seat. Even if you don’t have a love for car racing, this exciting, cheer for the good guys story about friendship and honour will bring joy to your heart.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)