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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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Johnny Brink ...
Referie
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Lew Gilbert
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Professor Preston
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Attorney Grossfeld
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Governor Aide
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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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9 July 1984 (USA)  »

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Races were shot at Fouts Field at North Texas State (now University of North Texas). See more »

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Mel Walker: Being a champion meant staying at the same hotel as the White athletes, at least in New York. It did not mean going in the *front* door.
[Black athletes entering through loading dock and riding in freight elevator to their rooms]
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Exteremely insightful
30 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Story of Jesse Owens and his struggle against racism during and after the Olympics. Very well made and entertaining to watch. The story is well researched. The videos of the Olympics were especially good. The insight provided by the people around him is what makes the story. The director does a great job of presenting the story to us. I guess the editing. Also highlights the Nazi movement and how it was trying to use the Olympics as a stage to further their agenda. What is also surprising is how the US caved to the demands of the Nazis when it came to fielding their athletes. And what he faced in the US after he successfully represented the country isn't pretty either. A must watch to learn some good historical points.


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