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Title Chariots of fire / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. and Ladd Company release ; presented by Allied Stars ; an Enigma production ; original screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]

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 Moore Video  PN1997 .C4292 2010    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 020400
Physical Medium DVD 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
digital optical mono Dolby Digital
video file DVD video region 1
Motion picture.
System Details DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for 16X9 widescreen televisions.
Note Disc is labeled Disc 1.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast Nicholas Farrell (Aubrey Montague), Nigel Havers (Lord Andrew Lindsay), Ian Charleson (Eric Liddell), Ben Cross (Harold Abrahams), Daniel Gerroll (Henry Stallard), Ian Holm (Sam Mussabini), Sir John Gielgud (Master of Trinity), Lindsay Anderson (Master of Caius), Nigel Davenport (Lord Birkenhead), Cheryl Campbell (Jennie Liddell), Alice Krige (Sybil Gordon), Dennis Christopher (Charles Paddock), Brad Davis (Jackson Scholz), Patrick Magee (Lord Cadogan), Peter Egan (Duke of Sutherland), Struan Rodger (Sandy McGrath), David Yelland (Prince of Wales), Yves Beneyton (George Andre).
Credits Director of photography, David Watkin ; camera operator, Dewi Humphreys ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; original music composed, arranged, and performed by Vangelis Papathanassiou ; supervising art director, Roger Hall ; costume designer, Milena Canonero ; athletic consultant, Tom McNab.
Note Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981.
Audience MPAA rating: PG CHV rating: PG.
Summary The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively.
Contents Praising famous men -- Abrahams and Montague -- Cambridge backroom law -- Campus society -- College dash -- Scotland's finest wing -- 200-yard event -- Run in God's name -- Running a straight race -- Run them off their feet -- "He Remains an Englishman" -- Bravest victory -- Mussabini's watchful eye -- Smitten with Sybil -- Smitten with Harold -- Olympic trials -- "I run to win." -- Mussabini takes the job -- Training montage -- Felling God's pleasure -- Hurdles obsessive and bubbly -- Archaic masters and a Semite -- Paris-bound -- Crisis of conscience -- Yanks arrive -- Parade of nations -- Lindsay's heat -- Royal pressure; a solution -- Sunday heats -- Forever in pursuit -- Charmed victory; 100 meters -- Winners circle; hats off -- Triumphant-for keeps -- 400 meters; divine pleasure -- Toast of England; Coda -- Cast and end credits.
Note Special feature: commentary by director Hugh Hudson.
Awards Winners of 1982 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards: Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero) ; Best Supporting Artist (Ian Holm) ; Best Film.
1981 Academy Awards: Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero) ; Best Music, Original Score (Vangelis) ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Colin Welland) ; Best Picture.
Subject Abrahams, Harold Maurice, 1899-1978 -- Drama.
Liddell, Eric, 1902-1945 -- Drama.
Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France) -- Drama.
Track and field athletes -- Biography -- Drama.
Cross-country running -- Drama.
Christian life -- Drama.
Jewish athletes -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Abrahams, Harold Maurice, 1899-1978.
Liddell, Eric, 1902-1945.
Olympic Games.
Christian life.
Cross-country running.
Jewish athletes.
Manners and customs.
Track and field athletes.
Great Britain.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Sports films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs
Added Author Hudson, Hugh, film director.
Puttnam, David, 1941- film producer.
Welland, Colin, screenwriter.
Farrell, Nicholas, actor.
Havers, Nigel, 1949- actor.
Charleson, Ian, actor.
Cross, Ben, actor.
Gerroll, Daniel, actor.
Holm, Ian, 1931-2020, actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Anderson, Lindsay, 1923-1994, actor.
Davenport, Nigel, actor.
Campbell, Cheryl, actor.
Krige, Alice, 1954- actor.
Christopher, Dennis, actor.
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991, actor.
Magee, Patrick, actor.
Egan, Peter, actor.
Rodger, Struan, actor.
Yelland, David, actor.
Beneyton, Yves, actor.
Watkin, David, 1925-2008, director of photography.
Humphreys, Dewi.
Rawlings, Terry, 1933-2019, editor of moving image work.
Vangelis, composer (expression)
Canonero, Milena, costume designer.
Enigma (Firm), production company.
Allied Stars (Firm), presenter.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Ladd Company, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Chariots of fire (Motion picture)
Note French title on container: Chariots de feu
ISBN 0780665821
Standard No. 883929172825
Music No. 31908 Warner Home Video
3000033397 Warner Home Video