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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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Cast

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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)  »

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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 from Micheal
27 March 1999 | by (Victoria, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw again Running last week-end and let me tell you this is one of the best from Micheal Douglas. Even this movie was made early in his carreer Micheal role as a marathon runner is just outstanding. But the best things about that movie is the music score by a unknown musician named Andre Gagnon. Early is the movie the music got to me and make me watching until the end. Watch yourself Mr. Williams or Mr. Horner because Andre Gagnon might take some work away from you. I know this movie is not available in video but watch your TV guide and let your VCR "running" to tape this movie because you will watch again and again. Bravo Micheal Douglas and Bravo Andre Gagnon you just made a Masterpiece.


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