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The Jesse Owens Story (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  9 July 1984 (USA)
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A biopic of the greatest of the modern olympic athletes.

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Coach Robertson
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Henry Owens
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Referie
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Lew Gilbert
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Professor Preston
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Mamma Solomon
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The life story of Jesse Owens is told in this film. He was a young African-American who would become one of the greatest modern Olympian athletes when he proved Hitler's boast about the "Aryan athletic superiority" wrong by winning four gold medals, setting world records and becoming the star of the 1936 Berlin Olympics Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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[on hearing that Jesse had received $10,000 from an unknown benefactor in 1936]
Lew Gilbert: What is the straight story behind that money, Mr. Owens?
Jesse Owens: You want the truth? I was paid $10,000 to support Alfred M. Landon's campaign againt Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Lew Gilbert: Were you ashamed of that?
Jesse Owens: Some people thought I should be, but I wasn't. Celebrities endorse cigarettes, banks, automobiles. Why was it wrong for me to endorse a Republican? Besides, it wasn't just for the money. I believed Landon would be better for the ...
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An American Legend Revealed
26 April 2001 | by (Moorhead, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Jesse Owens, the Olympic gold-medalist, was the black athlete who overcame many hardships to rise above in the 1936 Berlin games. Today, Owens is revered as one of the finest track and field athletes of all times for his accomplishments in the sport, but should be remembered for everything else he did as a human being as well.


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