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Film featuring Jeff Goldblum, Mike Tyson and Lance Armstrong among other debuts on 8 July

Remember the video trailer released recently for the forthcoming HBO mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy? Well, a new extended length one has now hit YouTube, and it’s suitably bonkers.

The film is due to air in the US on 8 July – there’s no word yet on if or when it will screen in the UK – and features a host of stars including Kevin Bacon, Orlando Blum, Jeff Goldblum, Mike Tyson and even a cameo from Lance Armstrong.

> Video: Trailer unveiled for HBO's Tour de Pharmacy cycling mockumentary

Created by Andy Samberg and Murray Miller, it is directed by Jake Szymanski. According to a press release issued alongside the original trailer,

In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honoured race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors," says a press release.

Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s competition was a hornet’s nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, Tour de Pharmacy gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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belgravedave [274 posts] 5 months ago
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What a cast, but what a lame trailer.

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SingleSpeed [382 posts] 5 months ago
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Best quote ever

"This is a sport with literally hundreds of dollars on the line, and dozens of fans that; stakes are medium"

 

 

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ajd [63 posts] 5 months ago
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Best quote ever: "cyclists fight like little bitches"

https://youtu.be/eArlm3ukbVs

https://youtu.be/Kme9S0dtIx4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sXHq8ZSC78

(52 secs in)

 

 

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Tim Print [39 posts] 5 months ago
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"I did this on my own blood, sweat and tears.. and extra blood" 

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zanf [966 posts] 5 months ago
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belgravedave wrote:

What a cast, but what a lame trailer.

It could be indicative of what the film is like though. Comes across as very low hanging jokes with lots of teen appealing visual gags.

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simonmb [565 posts] 5 months ago
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zanf wrote:
belgravedave wrote:

What a cast, but what a lame trailer.

It could be indicative of what the film is like though. Comes across as very low hanging jokes with lots of teen appealing visual gags.

That is what the movie is like. What has led you to believe it pretends to be anything else? 

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Dropped [122 posts] 5 months ago
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zanf wrote:
belgravedave wrote:

What a cast, but what a lame trailer.

It could be indicative of what the film is like though. Comes across as very low hanging jokes with lots of teen appealing visual gags.

You both come across as humourless nerks who probably whine about how offensive The Rules are. From the trailer it appears to be classic slapstick with funny cliched references. #lightenup

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Jackson [384 posts] 5 months ago
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Saw it yesterday. I wanted to like it it but there were only a couple of decent laughs. Lance was funnier than any of the actual actors.