Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)

TV Movie   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Sport

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will ... See full summary »

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21 May 2002 | kamidesu
| A competition against yourself
The story of a woman who decides to enter the Ironman, probably the hardest triathlon in the world.

I liked it. It is not about being number one, in a competition with more than 1,000 contestants, it's about you facing yourself, about not stopping. Falling, and standing up to continue, to finish what you began. In the story, Nora is going nowhere, her son arrives home for the summer, and she begins the training with him, who helps and encourages her. Since I saw it, I've wanted to test myself ... but not that hard.

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Written by
Jerry Marcellino, Shanna Gray
Performed by Lynn Carey and Alan Graham


Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama | Sport


Release Date:

14 February 1985



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