Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport


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


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Hugh Hudson

Writer:

Colin Welland (original screenplay)

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film does not mention that Harold Abrahams had competed in the 1920 Olympics, but was not very successful. He finished fourth in the 4x100 relay, twentieth in the long jump, and was eliminated in the quarter-finals of both the one-hundred-meter and ... ...


Quotes

Lord Andrew Lindsay: Let us praise famous men and our fathers that begat us. All these men were honoured in their generations and were a glory in their days. We are here today to give thanks for the life of Harold Abrahams. To honour the legend. Now there are just two ...


Goofs

In 1924, the future Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor was Prince of Wales. At the meeting between "the committee" and Eric Liddell, Lord Birkenhead calls him "David". Some have assumed that this is a goof because he is played by David Yelland, but in fact the prince was known to his friends and family as David, and it is coincidence that an actor with the same name plays him.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | Sport

Details

Release Date:

9 April 1982

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

UK

Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,907 (USA) (27 September 1981)

Gross:

$58,972,904 (USA)

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