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Chariots of Fire (1981)

123 min - Drama, History - 15 May 1981
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The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Director:  Hugh Hudson
Stars:  Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, Nicholas Farrell, Daniel Gerroll, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport, Dennis Christopher, Brad Davis, Patrick Magee, Peter Egan, Struan Rodger, Michael Lonsdale

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Storyline

The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.



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.

Genres: Drama, History

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English, French
Release Date:  15 May 1981

Box Office

Budget:  $5,500,000
Revenue:  $58,972,904

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 03 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Ian Holm {“Sam Mussabini”}
COSTUME DESIGN — Milena Canonero – WON
DIRECTING — Hugh Hudson
FILM EDITING — Terry Rawlings
MUSIC (Original Score) — Vangelis – WON
BEST PICTURE — David Puttnam, Producer – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) — Colin Welland – WON


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