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Chariots of fire

Chariots of fire

Hudson, Hugh, director; Charleson, Ian, actor; Vangelis, music; Cross, Ben, actor; Havers, Nigel, 1949- actor; Kennaway, J. book author

Hugh Hudson directs this nostalgic tribute to Cambridge University athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, recounting the events of the 1924 Olympics. Abrahams (Ben Cross) is a Jew who experiences racial prejudice at Cambridge, while Liddell (Ian Charleson) is a Scot who runs for the glory of God. The two become rivals on the track, and both are chosen to represent Britain at the Paris Olympics. However, a problem arises when Lidell learns that he is expected to compete on the Sabbath; something that goes directly against his religious beliefs. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design, and received a further three nominations

DVD. English.
Published 20th Century Fox Home Ent., 2012
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Statement of responsibility: producer, David Puttnam
EAN: 5039036052771
BBFC classification: U
Note: Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Ratio (1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen), Enhanced for WideScreen TV, Languages (English), Sound (Dolby Digital 2.0), Subtitles (Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish), Subtitles for hard of hearing (English).
Note: Made in 1981.
Note: Based on the book 'Dollar Bottom and Taylor's finest hour' by J. Kennaway.
Note: Credits: music, Vangelis; cinematographer, David Watkin; subject, Harold Abrahams; subject, Eric Liddell.
Note: DVDN.
Performers: Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Dennis Christopher, Nigel Davenport, Daniel Gerroll, Patrick Magee, Struan Rogers, Peter Egan.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : col.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5039036052771
Publisher Number: 0111801000
Subject: Liddell, Eric.; Abrahams, Harold.