Won 1982 BAFTA Award for Best Film
Decidedly slower and less limber than the Olympic runners at the center of its story, the film nevertheless manages to make effectively stirring use of its spiritual and patriotic themes.
The appeal will always be there for people to revisit Hudson's award-winner in a year of both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, despite perhaps being remembered a little too fondly.
A movie that, with the help of Vangelis Papathanassiou's wonderfully stirring music, lifts the spirits to a new high.
It reminds us of the affirmative aspects of life, of the hope that endures in it as well as the cynicism.
Tagline: Two men chasing dreams of glory!
Genres: biography, drama, sport
Editor: Terry Rawlings
Casting: Esta Charkham
Director of photography: David Watkin
Original music composer: Vangelis
Costume design: Milena Canonero
Runtime: 123 min
Language: English, French
Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1