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Chariots of Fire (1981) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

Chariots of Fire (1981) (C)

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Release Date: July 10, 2012.

"An exceptional film. Unashamedly rousing, invigorating."

Vincent Canby, The New York Times.

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture! The inspiring true story of British athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics. A story of struggle, perseverance and personal triumph, Chariots of Fire is a film about the inner forces that drive people to compete. More specifically, it is the story of two outsiders vying for glory against heavy odds, but for vastly different reasons: Eric Liddell, the devout son of Christian missionaries, sees winning as a victory for God, while Harold Abrahams, a Jew, wields his great speed as a weapon against bigotry and class discrimination. -- (C) Warner Bros, 1981, UK.

Starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige.

Directed by Hugh Hudson.

Winner of 4 Academy Awards (1982): Best Picture, Best Writing - Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen, Best Costume Design, Best Music - Original Score.

Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, Sports, History, Running, Academy Award.

"A masterpiece. Its overwhelming impact will touch and affect you."

Rex Reed.

Academy Award

 


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