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'Le Mans' in Numbers

6,500,000 'LE MANS' IN NUMBERS Fake bottles of champagne used during the film's climactic, post-race 'celebration' scenes. It was all the real thing. The specified final budget in U.S. dollars for 'Le Mans', during Steve McQueen's mid-shoot contract re-negotiations with Cinema Center Films. 90,000,000 37 Minutes between the start of 'Le Mans' That figure at (approximate) 2015 prices. and its first formal line of dialogue. This was for many years the longest in mainstream Hollywood history, and saw the film granted an entry into the 'Guinness Book Of World Records'. 12 Directors of the film: John Sturges, later to be replaced by Lee H. Katzin. 151 O-O #26 The racing number of the Porsche 917 that Steve McQueen/Jackie Stewart The number of days it were provisionally entered to race the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans in. took to film 'Le Mans'. Weeks between the previously- unbroadcast tape-recorded interview with the late Steve McQueen which begins our film, and his sad death, in 1980. The position Solar Productions Porsche 908 camera-car (driven by Jonathan Williams and Herbert Linge) finished overall at the 1970 24 Hour of Le Mans. 42 1.000,000 44 Years between the original shooting of four different sources of on-set The number of professional drivers employed by Solar Productions during the filming of 'Le Mans'. Feet of film shot during the making of 'Le Mans'. film, and 'McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' re-discovering them, during our production process. Dollar Note created by Antonieta Gomez from the Noun Project Champagne created by Nicolas Moles from the Noun Project Steering Wheel created by Alessandro Suraci from the Noun Project Film Clipboard created by Robert Hufton from the Noun Project Film Reel created by Tiago Franco from the Noun Project Speech Bubble created by Pascual Bilotta from the Noun Project Helmet created by Corey Felter from the Noun Project Flag created by Jeremy J Bristol from the Noun Project Directors Chair created by Vitor Gurgel Siqueira from the Noun Project Calendar created by from the Noun Project Tape Recorder created by Alban Champliau from the Noun Project MCQUEEN THEMAN/®, LEMANS %24

'Le Mans' in Numbers

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The production process behind the world’s most realistic racing film threw up some surprising numbers and statistics. See more of ‘Le Mans In Numbers’ on the TMLM blog:




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