Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi. Nadia received 7 perfect 10's in the Montreal Olympics.

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Marta Karolyi
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Gheorge Comaneci
Joe Bennett ...
Simone Blue ...
Older Teodora Ungureanu
Johann Carlo ...
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Mili Simonescu
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Stefania Comaneci
Carl Strano ...
Nicholae Vieru
Karrie Ullman ...
Young Teodora Ungureanu
Leslie Weiner ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Adams ...
Kurt Stilier
Bozidar Alic ...
George Condovici
Cintija Asperger ...
Counselor #1 (as Cynthia Asperger)
Gheorghe Berechet ...
French Official
Tamara Berkovic ...
Emilia Eberle
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Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi. Nadia received 7 perfect 10's in the Montreal Olympics. Written by Alfonso Gregorio <karekare@mnl.sequel.net>

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11 June 1984 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The establishing shot of Montreal's Olympic Park, just before the Games begin, is from substantially before the Olympics. The Olympic Tower is not yet complete, and the retractable roof has not yet been installed on the stadium. See more »

Quotes

Marta Karolyi: [notices Nadia looking unwell] You all right? Hmm?
[Nadia squirms]
Marta Karolyi: No, you're not all right. What did you eat last night?
[Nadia looks away and keeps stretching]
Marta Karolyi: You went out, didn't you? How could you? Today of all days!
Older Nadia Comaneci: It won't matter.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.28 (2015) See more »

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German March No.2
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Music by Leslie Bridgewater
Bruton Music Ltd
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Delightful classic for gymnastics fans
16 August 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Filmed just after Nadia dropped out of international spotlight and defected to the United States, this movie is a real classic for gymnastics fans. It is extremely difficult to find but occasionally turns up on television or eBay.

The film follows Nadia from childhood through the 1980 Olympics, and along the way chronicles her battles with her coaches, depression, suicide, and the lack of a "normal" childhood. There is also some perspective on the changes taking place in the Romanian government, and of course some wonderful gymnastics routines. Highlights include actual footage of Nadia at the Montreal Olympics (when she got the first perfect 10) and also great performances by Marcia Frederick.


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