Rent Chariots of Fire (1981)

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1h 58min
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Synopsis:
The poignant true story of two British sprinters vying for gold in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a driven athlete of Jewish ancestry, runs to overcome prejudice and to achieve personal fame; his rival, Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Scottish missionary, competes for the glory of God. An inspirational story of spirit and strength in the face of enormous odds, the film combines the finest elements of athletic competition and human drama to create a compelling and timeless cinematic classic.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
David Puttnam
Writers:
Colin Welland
Others:
Colin Welland, Vangelis, Milena Canonero, David Watkin, Jim Shields, Clive Winter, Bill Rowe, Vangelis Papathanassiou, Terry Rawlings, Roger Hall
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1982 BAFTA Best Costumes

1982 BAFTA Best Film

1982 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

1982 Oscar Best Picture

1982 Oscar Best Costume Design

1982 Oscar Best Music Original Score

1982 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

1981 Cannes Best Supporting Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/08/2001
Run Time:
118 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2012
Run Time:
123 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Hugh Hudson
  • Composer's Isolated Score
  • 1924: Birth of the Modem Games
  • David Puttnam: A Cinematic Champion
  • Hugh Hudson: Journey to the Gold
  • Wings on their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire
  • Chariots of Fire: A Reunion
  • Reliving the Sprint
  • Filming the Opening Shot
  • Screen Tests
  • Additional Scenes

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