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November 21, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ECSTATIC REVIEWS and awards predictions have followed the national release of "Foxcatcher," but be advised that it might play differently here. The more you know about the story in question, the more you'll have to adjust to the way director Bennett Miller has chosen to revisit the 1996 cold-blooded murder of wrestler Dave Schultz by demented Main Line aristocrat John du Pont. At trial, a jury found du Pont to be culpable but mentally ill, and mentally ill he clearly was. So its probably fruitless to search for a rational motivation for his actions.
SPORTS
June 9, 1996 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You expect Dave Schultz, with his Grizzly Adams beard, soft eyes and easy smile, to walk around every corner at the Spokane Arena. When the 163-pound matches are being announced at the U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling trials, you expect to see Schultz on the mat, his arms held over his head in victory and the crowd cheering, along with his opponents, the beaten ones and the ones still ahead, because there isn't anybody who doesn't love Dave Schultz....
SPORTS
January 28, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the span of a few seconds Friday afternoon, American wrestling lost one of its brightest stars and, perhaps, one of its most generous sponsors. As the wrestling community mourns the shooting death of Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz, it is grappling with implications raised by the identity of the only suspect. Police say Schultz was murdered by John E. du Pont, who donated about $400,000 per year to the American wrestling program. "Conceivably, the whole program could fall apart," said Bruce Baumgartner, a longtime friend of Schultz's, a fellow Olympian and head coach at Edinboro University.
NEWS
January 27, 1996 | By Laura Genao, Bill Ordine and Ralph Vigoda, FOR THE INQUIRER Contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers Rich Henson, Connie Langland, David O'Reilly and correspondents Clea Benson and Angela Paik
An heir to the du Pont family chemical fortune remained barricaded in his home on his 800-acre Delaware County estate late last night, as police sought his arrest in the slaying of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz. John E. du Pont, 57, who was believed to be heavily armed, had retreated to his mansion after he allegedly killed Schultz, 36, a coach at du Pont's wrestling center and an internationally known wrestler who won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. Schultz was shot three times shortly before 3 p.m. in the driveway of his home, one of about a dozen on the sprawling, square-mile estate, Foxcatcher, at the junction of Route 252 and Goshen Road in Newtown Township.
NEWS
February 11, 1996 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ed Hart remembers the transformation "from a pudgy little kid to a hairy monster that the world feared and loved. " Before becoming a national wrestling champion in his teens, before the Olympics, before John E. du Pont hired him to train a stable of wrestlers at Foxcatcher farm, Dave Schultz began his career as a shy eighth grader who would nervously pace the floor before the wrestling meets he loved for the confidence they gave him. ...
NEWS
December 10, 2010 | By WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
He was the multimillionaire heir to one of the most fabluous estates in the Philadelphia region - the roughly 600 acres of rolling hills and horse stables near Newtown Square known as Foxcatcher Farm, anchored by a stately Georgian-style mansion called Liseter Hall. But in the end, the chemical-fortune scion John Eleuthere duPont died all alone, apparently of natural causes, in a western Pennsylvania prison cell where his frail and lifeless body was found at 6:55 a.m. yesterday. He was 72. DuPont's millions were powerless against the psychological demons that caused his slide into insanity - which led him to reportedly declare himself the red-robed "Dalai Lama of the United States" and finally to gun down a gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler for no apparent reason.
NEWS
May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Langhorne native Jesse Vile brings a very Philadelphia story to ESPN's excellent 30 for 30 documentary series when Prince of Pennsylvania premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The film also screens as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival on Saturday and Nov. 1. Prince chronicles millionaire John du Pont's murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. The story is predominantly told through the voices of those who lived and trained with du Pont and Schultz at Foxcatcher Farms in Newtown Square, including David's brother Mark.
NEWS
July 12, 1996 | SABINA PIERCE/ FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Millionaire accused-killer John E. du Pont's Foxcatcher Farms has been getting a makeover since his arrest last January. Large signs, yellow-painted buildings, bear traps and barbed-wire fences have given the place a prison-farm look. Zoning officials in Delaware County want to know what's going on, and they've scheduled a hearing for Thursday. Lawyers for du Pont, jailed in the slaying of wrestler Dave Schultz, are keeping quiet.
NEWS
January 10, 1998 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A suit brought against John E. du Pont by a former employee seeking nearly $1 million in severance pay has been settled out of court. No terms were given. According to court documents filed last week, the suit by Larry Eastland of Idaho, who claimed he did everything from ghostwriting du Pont's books to cataloguing antiques, was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled. Both sides agreed to pay their own costs. "He decided to drop it, we agreed nobody would say anything about it, and that's the end of it," said Taras Wochok, du Pont's longtime attorney.
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NEWS
May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Langhorne native Jesse Vile brings a very Philadelphia story to ESPN's excellent 30 for 30 documentary series when Prince of Pennsylvania premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The film also screens as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival on Saturday and Nov. 1. Prince chronicles millionaire John du Pont's murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. The story is predominantly told through the voices of those who lived and trained with du Pont and Schultz at Foxcatcher Farms in Newtown Square, including David's brother Mark.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ECSTATIC REVIEWS and awards predictions have followed the national release of "Foxcatcher," but be advised that it might play differently here. The more you know about the story in question, the more you'll have to adjust to the way director Bennett Miller has chosen to revisit the 1996 cold-blooded murder of wrestler Dave Schultz by demented Main Line aristocrat John du Pont. At trial, a jury found du Pont to be culpable but mentally ill, and mentally ill he clearly was. So its probably fruitless to search for a rational motivation for his actions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THEY KNEW that the movie would startle them, that three gunshots would crack the tension like lightning and leave a man they all loved lying facedown in the snow on Foxcatcher Farm. Many of the friends and family of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz had been preparing themselves for that scene, when one of their darkest memories would be illuminated on the big screen in the film "Foxcatcher," and many came to the Prince Theater on Nov. 3 for the Philadelphia premiere. "The guys were all choking up. I was almost in tears, too," said Dave Stearne, a former athletic trainer who became friends with Dave Schultz at the 800-acre farm in Newtown Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Foxcatcher is director Bennett Miller's chilling evocation of the real-life story of John Eleuthère du Pont, the Newtown Square multimillionaire who operated a wrestling training center at his Foxcatcher Farm in the 1990s and who, on a January day in 1996, shot and killed Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz. Miller's approach to Foxcatcher - opening Friday at the Ritz East and the Carmike Ritz Center in New Jersey, then expanding to other theaters on Nov. 26 - is similar to his Capote (2005)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
J OHN DU PONT is a notorious name for longtime residents of the Philadelphia area who remember him killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996 at du Pont's Newtown Square compound. But neither director Bennett Miller , nor actor Anthony Michael Hall had heard of the case before starting work on the movie "Foxcatcher. " In fact, Miller only heard about it after a stranger handed him an envelope full of clips about the story at an event. The film held its Philadelphia premiere at the Prince Music Theater last night, where the likes of Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Sharon Pinkenson , negotiator on the du Pont case Anthony Paparo , Kal Rudman and Cozen O'Connor's Justin Wineburgh walked the red carpet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
"FOXCATCHER," a film starring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum that dramatizes the Newtown Square-based murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz , will have a red-carpet premiere in Philly on Monday. Anthony Michael Hall , the star of many a Brat Pack movie, including "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," will walk the red carpet, along with director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") and Schultz's widow, Nancy (played by Sienna Miller in the film)
SPORTS
October 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers, once known as the Broad Street Bullies, put winger Jay Rosehill on waivers Thursday and will start the season without a heavyweight enforcer for the first time since the early 1970s. What in the name of Dave Schultz is going on here? Enforcers, Flyers coach Craig Berube said after Friday's practice in Voorhees, are needed less today than in the past. "I think everybody knows that," he said. "You look at the rules, look at the game, look at everything. " Over the years, the Flyers have had more than 30 enforcers, including Dave Schultz, Paul Holmgren, Ed Hospodar, Glen Cochrane, Dave Brown, Donald Brashear, Berube, Riley Cote, and Jody Shelley.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
TORONTO - Friday was Bill Murray Day at the Toronto Film Festival. There were free screenings of Stripes , Ghostbusters , and Groundhog Day . There were props, literal and figurative, for the honoree: adulation galore from Murray devotees, and a plastic gold crown and a red "Happy Bill Murray Day" sash that the actor was gracious enough, and clownish enough, to wear. And in the evening, a sellout crowd at the Princess of Wales Theater was treated to the world premiere of St. Vincent , in which Murray - "disagreeable and lovable at the same moment," per the film's director, Theodore Melfi - plays a hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-gambling misanthrope-turned-babysitter to his neighbor's kid. The mom (Melissa McCarthy)
NEWS
May 23, 2014 | By Harlan Jacobson, For The Inquirer
CANNES, France - In retelling the sad, crazy murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by chemical-fortune scion John du Pont 18 years ago, Bennett Miller has delivered a rare American film in Foxcatcher . It's his fourth directorial project, and his first to play in competition at Cannes, emerging from its festival premiere this week as Oscar bait. Foxcatcher - named for du Pont's 800-acre suburban Philadelphia estate, the scene of terror on a cold January day in 1996 - is a study in young, middle-class talent imported like big game into the state-of-the-art wrestling preserve of an old-money maniac.
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