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The Games (1970)

Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Hayes
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Scott Reynolds
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Pavel Vendek
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Jim Harcourt
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Christine
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Bill Oliver
Athol Compton ...
Sunny Pintubi
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Kaverley
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Richie Robinson
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Mrs. Hayes
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Gilmour
June Jago ...
Mae Harcourt
Don Newsome ...
Cal Wood
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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>

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The spectacle behind the spectacle.

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Drama | Sport

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30 July 1970 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Arenans hjältar  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Athol Compton was an aboriginal postman who had never acted before being cast in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 14 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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by Francis Lai
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Fairly Interesting Movie
9 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty decent film on one of my favorite subjects, the Olympics. This film pretty much takes its inspration from several real figures in Olympic history (Abebe Bikila, Dorondo Pietri and Emil Zatopek) and uses their stories as the basis of this film. Its just too bad that this film is rarely, if ever, shown on television anymore because it does show what motivates someone to run in the marathon and what it takes to complete it.


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