A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens. Written by
Matt Ackeret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On the morning of the Final of the 800 Meter Run, Edwin Flack also played in the Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament. He and George Robertson placed third. See more »
In an incident similar to the one with an over sized discus, Robert Garrett is seen trying to enter the Olympic Shot Put event with an over sized shot put. In reality, however, unlike the incident with the discus, which is very well documented, there is no record of a similar incident with the shot put ever having taken place. See more »
Baron Pierre de Coubertin:
[The problem of international cooperation]
The Germans mistrust the French because we are starting the whole thing. The English mistrust the Germans on principle...
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I saw this movie when it was on TV and have looked for it ever since.
What amazes me is they do not show it more. THE GOOD news is NETFLIX now has it on DVD (2 disc).
1984 does not date this film but should be popular today, maybe around current Olympic season.
This movies has everything, some funny things but not a comedy. Facts, pretty good, great Directing, great acting, great Scenery.
The actors are very real as today, with modern physical training, they are 'beefed' up but these kids look like what the kids in college looked like in 1896 but were no professional but just good athletes.
The part about them thinking they were to be nude like the original Olympians is worth watching. And that Greek story about the USA National Anthem was great.
If you have never seen, you are missing a great treat.
Come on Sony, get with it. Bring it back to the public.
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