Ford v Ferrari | 2019

Directed by: James Mangold

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Main Plot

Ford v Ferrari follows the true story of automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and fearless British driver Ken Miles. In the 1960s, Ford Motor Company aims to challenge the dominance of Ferrari in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. To achieve this, they hire Shelby to design a revolutionary race car capable of defeating Ferrari. Shelby recruits Miles, a talented but volatile driver, to help him build and test the car. As they face numerous obstacles, including corporate interference and personal rivalries, Shelby and Miles form an unlikely friendship and push the limits of engineering and racing. Together, they strive to prove that American ingenuity can triumph over the legendary Italian automaker.

Characters

  • Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer and former racing driver, is approached by Ford to build a race car to challenge Ferrari's dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • Ken Miles, a British racing driver and automotive engineer, who plays a crucial role in designing and testing the Ford GT40 race car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
  • Jon Bernthal's character in Ford v Ferrari is Lee Iacocca, an executive at Ford who plays a crucial role in convincing Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon) to build a race car to challenge Ferrari.

Ending

In the conclusion of Ford v Ferrari, Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles work tirelessly to build a revolutionary race car for Ford to challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including corporate interference and personal setbacks, they manage to create a powerful and competitive vehicle. The race itself is a thrilling battle between the Ford and Ferrari teams, with Miles showcasing his exceptional driving skills. However, a controversial decision by Ford management costs Miles the victory, leaving him devastated. Despite the disappointment, Shelby and Miles remain proud of their accomplishments, knowing they pushed the limits of racing and proved Ford's capabilities. The film ends with Shelby paying tribute to Miles, recognizing his immense talent and dedication. Ford v Ferrari ultimately highlights the indomitable spirit of these two men and their pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity.

James Mangold Action Biography Drama Matt Damon Christian Bale Jon Bernthal