An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »
Penelope Ann Miller,
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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
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Spiridon Louis' name entered the Greek language in the phrase, "Egine Louis", which means, "Became Louis" or ran quickly. See more »
When the Greek musicians are being advised by the American naval officer on a possible national anthem to play, the naval officer plays 'The Star Spangled Banner', but claims it has no lyrics. In fact it did, and was in use by the U.S. Navy at least by 1889. Also, the naval officer hands sheet music to one of the Greeks, and it clearly has lyrics printed on it. 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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One of perhaps 10 movies I have seen which I would call great!.
Without going into a lot of details, let me say that I regard "First Olympics" as one of the finest I have seen in my 70 years. The only problem I had was that it kept bringing tears to my patriotic American eyes!
Having first seen this film when it was shown on TV in 1985, I many years later special ordered a copy of it for my personal collection. That was one of the best investments I ever made!
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