Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 78%
TMDB Rating 6.9
IMDB Rating 7.2
RottenTomatoes Rating 83%

Financials

Revenue: $58,972,904

Budget: $5,500,000

Profit: + $53,472,904


Movie Details

Tag Line: This is the story of two men who run, not to run, but to prove something to the world. They will sacrifice anything to achieve their goals... except their honor.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: May 15, 1981

Rating: PG

Run Time: 2h 03m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: The Ladd Company , Enigma Productions , Allied Stars, Ltd. , 20th Century Fox , Warner Bros. Pictures


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Synopsis

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.


Main Cast

Ben Cross

Ben Cross

Harold Abrahams

Age : 72 | Popularity : 28%

Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson

Eric Liddell

Age : 40 | Popularity : 3%

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Jennie Liddell

Age : 71 | Popularity : 19%

Alice Krige

Alice Krige

Sybil Gordon

Age : 66 | Popularity : 21%

Nigel Havers

Nigel Havers

Lord Andrew Lindsay

Age : 71 | Popularity : 26%

Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Sam Mussabini

Age : 88 | Popularity : 31%

Nicholas Farrell

Nicholas Farrell

Aubrey Montague

Age : 66 | Popularity : 7%

Daniel Gerroll

Daniel Gerroll

Henry Stallard

Age : 69 | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Sound Original Music Composer
Vangelis
Vangelis
Production Executive Producer
Jake Eberts
Jake Eberts
Dodi Fayed
Dodi Fayed
Producer
David Puttnam
David Puttnam
James Crawford
James Crawford
Production Manager
Joyce Herlihy
Joyce Herlihy
Casting
Esta Charkham
Esta Charkham
Editing Editor
Terry Rawlings
Terry Rawlings
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Milena Canonero
Milena Canonero
Makeup Artist
Kenteas Brine
Kenteas Brine
Hilary Steinberg
Hilary Steinberg
Makeup Department Head
Mary Hillman
Mary Hillman
Hair Department Head
Joan Hills
Joan Hills
Hairstylist
Maureen Hannaford-Naisbitt
Maureen Hannaford-Naisbitt
Kate Healy
Kate Healy
Camera Director of Photography
David Watkin
David Watkin
Directing Assistant Director
Jonathan Benson
Jonathan Benson
Director
Hugh Hudson
Hugh Hudson
Writing Screenplay
Colin Welland
Colin Welland
Novel
Colin Welland
Colin Welland
Art Art Direction
Andrew Sanders
Andrew Sanders
Len Huntingford
Len Huntingford
Jonathan Amberston
Jonathan Amberston
Anna Ridley
Anna Ridley
Department Role Name

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