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Personal Best (1982)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  26 May 1983 (Australia)
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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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Patrice Donnelly ...
Kenny Moore ...
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Roscoe Travis
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Penny Brill (as Kari Gosswiller)
Jodi Anderson ...
Nadia 'Pooch' Anderson
Maren Seidler ...
Tanya
Martha Watson ...
Sheila
Emily Dole ...
Maureen
Pam Spencer ...
Jan
Deby Laplante ...
Trish
Mitzi McMillin ...
Laura
Jan Glotzer ...
Karen
Jan Van Reenen ...
Yelovitch
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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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The film's title is a sporting term meaning the best achievement in a competition or race by a competitor that is the highest achievement bettering any prior recorded result for that competitor. The term is commonly abbreviated as a "PB". See more »

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At 2:00:00, the runners are more spread out than when seen in preceding or following shots. See more »

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Terry Tingloff: The high jump is a masochists event-it always ends on failure.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Teri Garr/Mick Fleetwood's Zoo (1983) See more »

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IT'S OVER
Written by B. Scaggs and D. Paich
Sung by Boz Scaggs
Courtesy of CBS Records
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The best movie about athletes ever
13 July 2000 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

I believe this movie was the first, and best, movie to treat the relationship between sex and athletic performance in a serious and non stereotypical way. Other films treated athletes as either eunuch/priests whose only concern was their athletic performance, or as over sexed satyrs who required sex as a release and/or distraction from the rigors of training, or sexual relations were gratuitously thrown in as a prerequisite romantic line to draw in a bigger audience.In Personal Best the sexual aspect was actually integral to the plot. We see how sex gets people better opportunities, drives wedges between competitors, and induces self sacrifice--albeit in this case all for naught.I will admit that some of the nude scenes appeared to be gratuitous on the surface, but when you analyze the film you see it was really necessary to show how all those firm toned naked bodies in semi-erotic poses (necessary for maximum athletic performance, I might add) could lead someone down the path to homosexuality.Overall, this movie is a masterpiece of its genre that is interesting, stimulating, and exciting for people of all persuasions.


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