Chariots Of Fire
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Hugh Hudson (1981)
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- Release Date: 06-08-2001
- Format: DVD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Catalogue Number: 01118DVD
- Label: FoxVideo
- Egland's finest athletes have begin their quest for glory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Success brings honour to their nation. For two runners, the honour at stake is personal and their challenge one from within.
Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Chariots of Fire is the inspiring true story of Harold Abrahams, Eric Liddell and the team that brought Britain one of its greatest victories.
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell and Alice Krige enjoyed their first major movie roles in this debut theatrical feature for director Hugh Hudson (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes). Producer David Puttnam (The Killing Fields, Local Hero) blended these talents to shape a film of unique and lasting impact. From its awesome footage of competition to its Oscar-winning Vangelis score, Chariots of Fire has blazed its way into the hearts of movie lovers everywhere.
- Director Hugh Hudson's absorbing drama, based on a true story, deals with the personal struggles faced by two very different long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) is a devout Christian who sees victory as a testament to the glory of God, while the other, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), is a Jewish Cambridge student who sees victory as a challenge to anti-Semitism and his ongoing struggle for acceptance by Britain's elite. Eric, a hometown Scottish hero to the people, gives rousing sermons after victory and works at a local missionary. Harold runs with a zealous commitment, upsetting Cambridge's educational upper crust (played with enjoyable wit and candor by Sir John Gielgud and Lindsay Anderson) while enjoying social life with his university chums and his beautiful showgirl girlfriend (Alice Krige). But when faced with such a competent challenger, Harold hires trainer Sam Mussabini (Ian Holm)
to further his dreams of winning the gold. Ultimately, the two runners meet in Paris to run for British victory in a rousing finale.
Featuring an unforgettable soundtrack by Vangelis, this Academy Award-winning film is an inspirational story of athletic excellence and spiritual awakening that captures the zeal of post-WWI Britain and the glory of the Olympics.
Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles- Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish.
Running Time 118 Minutes
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(includes UK postage & packaging)
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