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Personal Best (1982)

The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

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Penny Brill (as Kari Gosswiller)
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The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

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26 June 1982 (Japan)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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The film co-starred a real life Olympic athlete. Maren Seidler competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Donnelly was once ranked fourth in the world for hurdles and third in the world for the pentathlon. This film was her movie debut. See more »

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Tory goes through the other runners twice. See more »

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Tory Skinner: [to Chris] We may be best friends, but every once in a while we fuck each other.
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Featured in Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) See more »

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YOU MAKE LOVING FUN
Written by Christine McVie
Sung by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Pretty good track flick
18 April 2004 | by (maryland) – See all my reviews

The best part of this film is you get a look at Eugene, Oregon, the mecca of track and field in the early 1980s. Mariel Hemingway is pretty convincing as a pentathlete. She is tall, very fit and moves with much of the grace of a hurdler. Of note is that most of the others in this film, with the exception of Scott Glenn were actual world-class athletes. Jane Fredrick and Kate Schmidt were top women and Al Feuerbach was a champion shot-putter. Kenny Moore, who plays Hemingway's male love-interest is cast as a water polo player. In reality Moore, who does a very good job finished 4th in the Olympic Marathon, was numerous events, but was cursed with running at the same time as Frank Shorter (has a bit part playing a TV announcer). Moore was also a frequent contributor for Sports Illustrated. This is not a genre-defining movie (if there is a genre of this type), but it is quite watchable and gives one a hint of the life of track athletes in the era before they were allowed to be paid above the table.


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