About

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in...

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Directed by

Hugh Hudson

Written by

Colin Welland (Screenplay)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

This is the story of two men who run, not to run, but to prove something to the world. They will sacrifice anything to achieve their goals... except their honor.

Cast

Keywords

sport missionary scotland ambition jewry based on a true story patriotism olympic games mayor underdog running jew olympian sports team praline athletics

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#19 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar for Best Costume Design Milena Canonero

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score Vangelis

Oscar for Best Picture