Chariots Of Fire

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively.
Actor(s):
Nigel Havers Daniel Gerroll Ian Holm Ben Cross Nicholas Farrell Alice Krige
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DVD

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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively.

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Rating:
All Ages
Duration (sec):
7440
Director:
Hugh Hudson
Additional Format:
Wide Screen
Animated:
false
Zone:
Region 2

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excellent!

one of the finest films i've seen, in high school this was one of the films we done for film study, we watched the film about 30 times that year, so at that point i hated it! but after not seeing it for 9 years it's great. the film is beautifuly made with a good story , beatiful sights and truly memorable characters. highly recomended.

 

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