Chariots of Fire

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.

The true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.

Won 4 Oscars in 1982
Best Picture
Best Score by Vangelis
Costume Design
Screenplay

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell




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Familiar faces:
Cheryl Campbell (Jennie Liddell) is also seen in The Way We Live Now
Alice Krige (Sybil Gordon) played Lady Russell in Persuasion (2007), [her performance was one of the few things that I did like about that adaptation]
Nicholas Farrell is in Casualty series, Diary of Anne Frank, Persuasion, Mansfield Park...


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