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Uniform Title Chariots of fire (Motion picture)
Title Chariots of fire [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    CHA    Damaged
Edition Two-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD; NTSC, Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen 1.85:1 presentation, enhanced for 16X9 widescreen televisions.
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), 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 Papathanassioli ; 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.
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 Disc 1, the film: 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 (1981) (124 min.); Special features: Commentary by director Hugh Hudson [optional audio feature].
Disc 2, Special features: Wings on their heels: The making of "Chariots of Fire" / producer, Cory Watson ; New Wave Entertainment (2004) (27 min.) -- "Chariots of Fire" : A Reunion / New Wave Entertainment (2004) (19 min.); Additional scenes (11 min.); Screen tests (9 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Awards Winner, 1982 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards for Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero; Best Supporting Artist: Ian Holm; Best Film: David Puttnam; 1982 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay; Milena Canonero; Best Music, Original Score: Vangelis; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Colin Welland; Best Picture: David Puttnam.
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.
Olympic athletes -- Great Britain -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Sports films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Added Author Hudson, Hugh.
Puttnam, David, 1941-
Welland, Colin.
Farrell, Nicholas.
Charleson, Ian.
Havers, Nigel, 1949-
Cross, Ben.
Gerroll, Daniel.
Holm, Ian, 1931-
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Anderson, Lindsay, 1923-1994.
Davenport, Nigel.
Campbell, Cheryl.
Krige, Alice, 1954-
Christopher, Dennis.
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991.
Magee, Patrick.
Egan, Peter.
Rodger, Struan.
Yelland, David.
Beneyton, Yves.
Enigma (Firm)
Allied Stars (Firm)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Ladd Company.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790789116
Standard No. 085393190828
Music No. 31908 Warner Home Video

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