Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire

Release Date: May 15, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «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.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   The Ladd Company, Enigma Productions, Allied Stars, Ltd., 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Hugh Hudson
Producers    :   Jake Eberts, David Puttnam, Joyce Herlihy, Dodi Fayed, James Crawford, Esta Charkham
Writers    :   Colin Welland, Colin Welland
RunTime    :   123 mins.
Budget    :   5500000
Revenue    :   58972904

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.




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