A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Treat sports teammates and opponents with respect. Kids and teens may want to consider nautical and STEM careers.
Positive Role Models
John Bertrand, captain of the Australian II and inductee into the Australian Sport Hall of Fame. Dennis Conner, U.S. Skipper of Liberty and an Olympics and multiple America's Cup winner. Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and U.S. President Ronald Reagan welcome the winner of 1983 America's Cup. Rasa Bertrand supports the efforts of her husband in his career and participation in the America's Cup race.
Primarily White men participate in the sport of sailing in this era. White kids, men, and women are seen as fans. One BIPOC individual appears in a photo.
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Violence & Scariness
References and images include dangers of sailing, guns, death, spies, intensive care hospitalization, financial crimes, incarceration, and war.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Men nude from the waist up. Longtime marriage of Australia II captain John Bertrand and his wife, Rasa.
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Swear words include "bulls--t," "damn" "f--k," "f---ing," and "s--t." Slur words include "crazy" and "idiots."
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Products & Purchases
Images include apparel with logos and messages, cameras, desktop computers, and brand-name advertisements and sponsorships.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Images include bottles of champagne and cans and cups of beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Untold: The Race of the Century is a documentary about the events leading up to the 1983 America's Cup sailing competition between the United States and Australia. References and images include the dangers of sailing, guns, death, financial crimes, bottles of champagne, cans and cups of beer, and men nude from the waist up. Swear words include "bulls--t," "damn," "f--k," "f---ing," and "s--t." Slur words include "crazy" and "idiots." Featured positive messages include treating sports teammates and opponents with respect. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
With its truly inspiring message of grit and determination from an underdog competitor, this film is an ideal teaching tool for kids and teens. Sailing since the age of 12 was a boyhood dream for John Bertrand, Australia II's captain in Untold: The Race of the Century. "My great-grandfather was involved in the construction of three America's Cup boats," he says. "My grandfather was a professional fisherman, and he'd teach me."
Bertrand soon arrived in the United States with an MIT scholarship to study marine engineering and then pursued a career in sail racing. With an opportunity to take on the forever champions of the United States crew at the 1983 America's Cup, Bertrand says he helped invite "the best of the best" with "brilliant minds" to join the Australia team. "To take on the United States was a huge psychological mountain," says Bertrand of the bold decision. "We had the audacity to think that we could do it." And the rest is history.
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