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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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Patrice Donnelly ...
Kenny Moore ...
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Roscoe Travis
Kari G. Peyton ...
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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Drama | Sport

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26 June 1982 (Japan)  »

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As Parceiras  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Real life marathon runner Kenny Moore ran the marathon at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics where he finished fourth in the latter. Here, Moore plays an Olympic swimmer and water polo player. See more »

Goofs

At 1:06:26, a blue shoe to the left of Chris' marker is no where near the marker, but at 1:06:42, it is next to the marker. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tory Skinner: You're quite the winner... for a guy.
Chris Cahill: What?
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Connections

Referenced in Friends: The One with Rachel's New Dress (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know Me
Written by Cindy Walker (as C. Walker) and Eddy Arnold (as E. Arnold)
Sung by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of CBS Records
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A Wonderful Love Story
5 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Personal Best is a wonderful story of love, growing up and competition. Chris must grow up and find her own way in an intense arena. She competes with her lover Tori for prizes and the coach's attention. The movie deftly explores the issue of how to compete with and love someone at the same time. The movie is tasteful and handles the issues without a hint of the frat boy sniggering that could so easily have been the theme of the movie.

One of my all-time favorite movies.


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