Paramount On Screen: Chariots of Fire [PG]

Paramount On Screen: Chariots of Fire [PG]

Movies | 07/21/2024 | 2:00PM

1981 | PG | Runtime: 125 minutes

Two men chasing dreams of glory! In this Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, two very different men on the same team vie to win Olympic gold to demonstrate to the world the worth of their deeply held–and strongly opposing–convictions. Yet a friendship builds between the two in this true story that is as strong as their desire to win in Chariots of Fire. Paris Olympics, 1924. Scotsman Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson–Gandhi) competes to prove the superiority of this Christian faith, while his teammate, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross–Exorcist: The Beginning), a Jewish Englishman, is driven to win to show the world that Jews are not inferior people. But as different as the two competitors are, the bond that develops between them reveals to both how complex their true motives are . . . and how much they really have in common. Academy Awards for: Best Picture Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Music, Original Score Best Costume Design Academy Award nominations for: Best Director Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ian Holm) Best Film Editing (Terry Rawlings)

Image credits: Warner Bros. Classics

Did you know?

  • Extras in the Olympic crowd scenes were told to wear dark colors so they would not stand out. Extras who managed to wear actual Edwardian clothes were paid 20 pounds sterling, while those in normal dress were paid 10.
  • This was the first non-American movie since Oliver! (1968) to win the Best Picture Oscar.
  • Besides the lead actors, most of the white-clad runners training on West Sands in St. Andrews during the title sequence are St. Andrews golf caddies.

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  • July 21, 2024 | 2:00PM
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  • Nicholas Farrell as "Aubrey Montague"
  • Nigel Havers as "Lord Andrew Lindsay"
  • Ian Charleson as "Eric Liddell"
  • Ben Cross as "Harold Abrahams"
  • Daniel Gerroll as "Henry Stallard"
  • Ian Holm as "Sam Mussabini"
  • John Gielgud as "Master of Trinity"

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