The Games is about four marathon runners from different countries who are preparing for the Rome Olympics. The movie takes you through some of the runners personal training schedules before finally showing the marathon. Written by
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
The spectacle behind the spectacle.
1 August 1970 (Japan)
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
A then-unknown Elton John
sang the Francis Lai
and Hal Shaper
-penned "From Denver to L.A." as part of the film's soundtrack, which was issued in the U.S. by Viking Records (LPS-105); he was so little-known at that point that he was credited on the label as "Elton Johns". The label planned to issue the song as a single (VIK-1010, backed with "Warm Summer Rain" by The Barbara Moore
Singers), and promotional copies were pressed, but John - who first hit stardom towards the end of 1970 - had the record withdrawn before commercial copies could be pressed. Upon his reaching superstar status, promotional copies of the "From Denver to L.A." single have become prized collector's items and an interesting curio in John's recorded catalog. See more
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