A biopic of the four-time Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle
Stakeout (1987)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe
Race I (2016)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree
Cocoon (1985)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn
Marathon Man (1976)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Bud Greenspan
Stars: Jesse Owens, Kai Long, Jack Beresford
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Coach Robertson
Bob Banks ...
...
...
Referie
...
...
Professor Preston
Bernard Canepari ...
Attorney Grossfeld
Robert Chidsey ...
Governor Aide
Glenn Colerider ...
OSU Professor Overman
...
Judge
...
...
Jerome
...
Marty Forkins
Tom Fulton ...
President OSU
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jesse Owens története  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

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]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?