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Running Brave (1983)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  4 November 1983 (USA)
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The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy Mills
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Coach Bill Easton
Claudia Cron ...
Pat Mills
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Dennis Riley
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Billy's Father
Denis Lacroix ...
Frank Mills
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Eddie Mills
Kendall Smith ...
Young Billy
George Clutesi ...
Ben
Margo Kane ...
Catherine
Derek Campbell ...
Fight Bookmaker
Maurice Wolfe ...
Uncle Chester / Indian Singer / Drummer
Albert Angus ...
Bud
Barbara Blackhorse ...
Young Catherine
Carmen Wolfe ...
Joe American Horse
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The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

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The one athlete they least expected outran all their expectations. See more »

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4 November 1983 (USA)  »

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The indigenous American Indian genealogy of Billy Mills (Robby Benson) was half-white / half-Sioux Indian. The latter is also known as Oglala Sioux or Oglala Lakota and they are one of the seven Lakota people sub-tribes. See more »

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Coach Bill Easton: [instructing Billy on his opponents] Now he thinks he almost got you! You gotta crush him, so he knows you're better!
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises (1991) See more »

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Good movie....great story!
21 December 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

While there are many films made "based" upon a true story, few come as close to portraying the actual events as Running Brave. Billy Mills' amazing finish to win the gold medal in the 10,000 meters, not to mention announcer Jim McKay's call of this race, have become legendary. Robbie Benson's understated acting style and athleticism made him an ideal choice to play the shy Mills, a Native American who was uncomfortable with the attention and notoriety his Olympic fame caused. Also, watch for veteran character actor, Pat Hingle, who gives an excellent performance in the role of Mills' college coach at Kansas.


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