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Running (1979)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  30 October 1979 (Canada)
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

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Susan Anspach ...
Janet
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Coach Walker
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Ritchie Rosenberg
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Howard
Philip Akin ...
Chuck Stone, Black marathon runner
Trudy Young ...
Pregnant woman
Murray Westgate ...
Mr. Finlay
Jennifer McKinney ...
Susan Andropolis
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Andrea Andropolis
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Jim McKay
Lutz Brode ...
Boston Race Winner
Deborah Burgess ...
Debbie Rosenberg
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Kenny
Marvin Goldhar ...
Maloney
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him. He sets out on his task with determination and hope that his success will resolve his personal problems. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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A story about having the courage to be what you are!

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30 October 1979 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Le vainqueur  »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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To prepare for his role, Michael Douglas had to get fit. First, Douglas started running twenty minutes a day building it up to 50-60 miles a day. Douglas gave up smoking two packets of cigarettes a day and lost 12 lbs in weight. He would start running at 6.30 am each day in the Beverly Hills canyons. See more »

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One of the best for Michael Douglas
20 March 1999 | by (Victoria, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

Running is one of the best movie from Michael Douglas. Even if that movie was made early in his career Michael Douglas was outstanding in his role as a marathon runner Michael Andropolis. But the best feature about that movie is the music score by a little French Canadian named Andre Gagnon. Careful John Williams and James Horner because Andre Gagnon might take your job. The story is also pretty good but because of the acting by Michael Douglas and the music of Andre Gagnon made that movie a not to missed.


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