Untold: The Race of the Century


Action / Documentary / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 550

Plot summary

September 06, 2022 at 12:27 PM


Chapman Way

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769.49 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 23 min
P/S 2 / 6
1.55 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 23 min
P/S 3 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stu-tang 10 / 10

Australia II and the 1983 America's Cup

A nicely put together documentary. The perfect amount of drama and emotion, mixed with the action of the races.

My family owned a pub in Fremantle when this race was run in Western Australia in 1987, so this doco was especially interesting for me as I could finally relate to the stories I was told by my Grandad, Uncle and Dad about the '87 race in Freo and the enormity of the 1983 America's Cup for Australia and Western Australia, as I was only a toddler when this event occurred and obviously have no recollection of it.

Despite my personal interest in this documentary, I would still highly recommend it to everyone.

It is not drawn out like a lot of Netflix documentaries are these days. It is done perfectly and covers a monumentous moment in the history of sport really well.

Reviewed by arungeorge13 7 / 10

A neatly put-together piece that looks at one of the greatest wins in Australian sporting history! [ 68%]

The final 30 minutes of this entry in the second season of the Untold series is a total blast. The first hour basically sets up the premise of "sailing" to viewers who aren't greatly aware of the sport (like myself) and sheds light upon the nuanced journey of the Australian sailing team in 1983. The highlights include footage featuring the presence of high-profile businessman Alan Bond and madcap marine architect Ben Lexcen, alongside interviews with the Australian team skipper John Bertrand and some of his crew members.

We also get to hear from Dennis Conner, the American team's skipper, giving the piece a more wholesome appeal. It boasts some crazy footage from the '70s and '80s, and a cameo from Bob Hawke, the late beloved Prime Minister of Australia at the time they won the America's cup. Even if the smaller details around the success of the Australian team may not last too long in your memory, their underdog victory and the burst of emotions surrounding it certainly will. Once again, a solid entry to close out season two of this well-made Netflix documentary series.

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dashaw profile
dashaw September 18, 2022 at 06:34 pm

The best part is these were actually racing yachts not the high tech jokes they race today

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thoughtcrime69er September 07, 2022 at 12:30 pm

I hope there's an interview with Mick, me mate the master farter. If it wasn't for Ben Lexen and his secret keel, and Mick's fuel injected arse, Australia would never have won the America's Cup.

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bippo September 07, 2022 at 01:58 am

I miss this version of Australia so much. Sure we weren't the most sophisticated society but we had pride in our daggy country and didn't take ourselves so seriously. This year (1983) was exactly the moment we started wanting to be like Americans and when we dropped our British influences. It's also when the Hawke govt turned Australia neoliberal and the end result in 2022 is another neoliberal cesspool that takes ALL its social cues from the dumpster that is USA. I mean look at our PM using Shaq to promote an ingenious voice bc a local well known and respected Australian wasn't good enough.

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AgentOfKAOS September 06, 2022 at 11:30 pm

It's not just you Aussies. EVERYONE likes seeing loud mouthed and arrogant Yanks get knocked off their perches and seeing them fall flat on their faces! :D :D :D :D :D

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OzzieCritic September 06, 2022 at 05:13 pm

I remember it well! It was almost an undeclared National Holiday the day after we won! I was certainly a "National Day of Universal Hangovers" :) Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! :)