The result of the 1976 Montreal Olympics Marathon in this Canadian film shows that Canada wins the Gold Medal, the Canadian flag being hoisted in the central position during the medal ceremony. However, it is well known that Canada did not win their first Gold Medal at a home Olympics until the Vancouver Canada 2010 Winter Olympics. The real winner of the 1976 Montreal Olympics Marathon was Waldemar Cierpinski from East Germany.
Michael, you're my friend. But you spent two years in medical school. And you quit. Two years in law. And you quit. A couple of businesses - quit. And God knows how many jobs. Now your marriage......
Michael Andropolis: Ritchie, I gotta do it.
When Michael is running alongside his youngest daughter Susan supposedly down a Queens, NYC neighborhood street on the way to her school, a standard Canadian 'Maximum 50 (km/hour)' speed limit sign is clearly visible instead of the U.S. standard 'Speed Limit 25 (M.P.H.)'
The Marathon Theme is inspired from the original music composed for Games of the XXIst Olympiade, a National Film Board of Canada production.