The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini-Series 1984)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama, History, Sport

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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.




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5 April 2002 | Kerm-2
Outstanding Entertainment
I ordered this movie by mistake, thinking it was a documentary. What a pleasant surprise. The acting is superb, the sets beautiful and the commentary at the end about the winners brought credence to factual events. Whether the trials and tribulations of the voyage of the U.S. team is factual, I don't know but it brought a bit of 'Hollywood' to the movie. It's long (four hours) but well worth the watch and makes for a good popcorn evening. I give it 4 1/2 jalapeno's.... (hey, I'm in Texas don'tcha know!!!)

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20 May 1984



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