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The Boys in the Boat

December 25, 2023
2hr 4min
Status: released

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The Boys in the Boat Movie Details:

Based onThe Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Country United States
Language English
Release dateDecember 7, 2023 (SIFF Cinema Downtown)
December 25, 2023 (United States
Running time2hr 4min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringJoel Edgerton
Callum Turner
Peter Guinness
Jack Mulhern
James Wolk
Hadley Robinson
Courtney Henggeler
Directed by George Clooney
Screenplay byMark L. Smith
Produced byGrant Heslov
George Clooney
Cinematography by Martin Ruhe
Edited by Tanya M. Swerling
Music byAlexandre Desplat
Production CompanyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Smokehouse Pictures
Spyglass Media Group
Tempesta Films
Anonymous Content
Distributor Amazon MGM Studios Distribution

The Boys in the Boat Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Joel Edgerton as Al Ulbrickson, rowing coach at the University of Washington
  • Callum Turner as Joe Rantz, a rower at the University of Washington
  • Peter Guinness as George Yeomans Pocock
  • Jack Mulhern as Don Hume
  • James Wolk as UW assistant coach Tom Bolles
  • Hadley Robinson as Joyce Simdars, Joe Rantz’s girlfriend and later wife
  • Courtney Henggeler as Hazel Ulbrickson
  • Chris Diamantopoulos as Royal Brougham
  • Sam Strike as Roger Morris
  • Alec Newman as Joe’s father Harry Rantz
  • Luke Slattery as Bobby Moch
  • Thomas Elms as Chuck Day
  • Thomas Stephen Varey as Johnny White
  • Bruce Herbelin-Earle as Shorty Hunt
  • Wil Coban as Jim McMillin
  • Joel Phillimore as Gordy Adam
  • Edward Baker-Duly as UW committee member Benjamin Billings
  • Jack Staddon as Bo Billings
  • Adrian Lukis as Jay Ellis
  • Glenn Wrage as Cal Coach Ky Ebright
  • Dominic Tighe as UW Assistant Coach Brown
  • Jyuddah Jaymes as Jesse Owens
  • Jacob James Beswick as Harvey Love
  • Frankie Fox as Glenn Morry
  • Sam Douglas as Chairman Henry Burke
  • Robert Morgan as Professor Stone
  • Andrew Bridgmont as Heinrich Pauli
  • Daniel Philpott as Hitler
  • Nicholas Cass-Beggs as German Coach
  • David Stoller as Lumber Foreman
  • Ian McElhinney as Elderly Joe Rantz
  • Austin Haynes as Joe’s Grandson


The non-fiction novel describes the University of Washington crew that represented the United States in the Men’s eight at the 1936 Summer Olympic games in Berlin, including the coaches, boatbuilder George Pocock, and the working class student-athletes involved, especially rower Joe Rantz, who was effectively abandoned by his family and left to fend for himself at a young age.

The Boys in the Boat Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$40 million
Worldwide Collection$55.4 million

About The Boys in the Boat Movie:

The Boys in the Boat is an American biographical sports drama film produced and directed by George Clooney from a screenplay by Mark L. Smith.

The film is based on the 2013 non-fiction novel of the same name by Daniel James Brown.

Filming began in March 2022.

This is George Clooney’s first sports movie after Leatherheads (2008).

Sir Kenneth Branagh was the movie’s original director before George Clooney was hired.

The Boys in the Boat was first screened at the reopened SIFF Cinema Downtown in Seattle on December 7, 2023. The screening was attended by several students from Sequim, Washington, where Joe Rantz was from. This was followed by the film’s official world premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles on December 11, 2023.

Amazon MGM Studios released the film on December 25, 2023, to mixed reviews from critics. In the United Kingdom, it is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on January 12, 2024.