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Release Date:
11 June 1984 (USA) See more »
Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Movies That Ignite Olympic Fever
 (From Tribeca Film. 2 August 2012, 2:00 AM, PDT)

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Simon Adams ... Kurt Stilier
Bozidar Alic ... George Condovici
Cintija Asperger ... Counselor #1 (as Cynthia Asperger)

Talia Balsam ... Marta Karolyi

Jonathan Banks ... Gheorge Comaneci
Joe Bennett ... Bela Karolyi
Gheorghe Berechet ... French Official
Tamara Berkovic ... Emilia Eberle
Simone Blue ... Older Teodora Ungureanu
Johann Carlo ... Older Nadia Comaneci
Gregory Cooke ... Vieru's Secretary
Lee Ann Dubravec ... Counselor #2

Conchata Ferrell ... Mili Simonescu
Marcia Frederick ... Nadia Comaneci
Jelena Gavranovic ... Gabriella
Zvonimir Gavranovic ... Russian Coach
Vjenceslav Kapural ... French Interpreter
Sonja Kereskenji ... Marieanna
Nives Osvald ... Olga Korbut
Anne Paret ... Anne
Milan Plecas ... Sorin Cepoi
Géza Poszar ... Himself
Bozidar Smiljanic ... French Announcer (as Bozo Smiljanic)

Carrie Snodgress ... Stefania Comaneci
Pat Starr ... Teacher
Carl Strano ... Nicholae Vieru
Branka Strmac ... Counselor #3
Karrie Ullman ... Young Teodora Ungureanu
Domagoj Vukusic ... Gatekeeper (as Tom Vukusic)
Leslie Weiner ... Young Nadia Comaneci
Kamenka Zivcic ... Nelli Kim

Directed by
Alan Cooke 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim McGinn 

Produced by
Dave Bell .... executive producer
Sheldon Cooper .... executive producer
Marilyn Hall .... associate producer
James Thompson .... producer
Wayne Threm .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone 
Cinematography by
Frank Beascoechea 
Film Editing by
Raymond Bridgers 
Production Design by
George Becket 
Art Direction by
Zeljko Senecic 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Baca 
Production Management
Boris Dmitrovic .... local production manager
Richard Stenta .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zdravko Madzarevic .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Rodger Pardee .... sound effects editor
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer
Tihomir Marcius .... electrician
Editorial Department
Christine Cholvin .... assistant film editor (as Chris Cholvin)
Music Department
Alfi Kabiljo .... conductor
Roland Shaw .... orchestrator
Virginia L. Stone .... music editor
The Zagreb Studio Orchestra .... music played by
Other crew
Dragan Josipovic .... location manager
Drago Klincic .... cashier
Suzanne Stanford .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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[Nadia fell from the balance beam twice at her first gymnastics competition, to the disgust of her trainers. She is sitting at the back of the bus on the way home. Bela goes and sits beside her]
Bela Karolyi:Don't cry about today.
Young Nadia Comaneci:I'm not crying. I never cry.
Bela Karolyi:You should. So that I could tell you not to. Nadia, the tragedy isn't that you fell. It's that you were the best, and you didn't live up to it! You completely lost your concentration!
Young Nadia Comaneci:It will never happen again. Never!
Bela Karolyi:You're not serious about gymnastics.
Young Nadia Comaneci:Yes I am.
Bela Karolyi:No you're not, you're just playing. You should quit.
Young Nadia Comaneci:No!
Bela Karolyi:Did you ever see *anyone* as bad as you were today?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Talent can be born anywhere, 7 July 2008
Author: Aldo L from -

I was 10 years old when I saw this movie for the first time. That was back in those days before cable TV, so the norm was to show each film only once. A reprise might come next year or so. But this little movie broke a record in my country: It was first aired on a Monday evening, and everybody was talking about it at school the next morning. Then we heard that due to viewers' positive phone calls to our local TV channel, they will be airing it again on Wednesday. So everybody saw it again two days later. You have to understand what was going on in the head of us children, addicted to sports as we were at that young age, thinking in the possibility of achieving world sport stardom even if you come from some obscure town somewhere in a little known country. Then, by the end of that week, that I remember as one of my major memories from fifth grade, there was once again a TV spot, almost a minute long, this time just showing a Nadia Comaneci's routine in slow motion, she literally flying, with a triumphant music theme in the background, and the announcer went like this: "This Sunday afternoon, for the first time in the history of Paraguayan TV, and due to overwhelming viewers' request, a movie will be aired for the third time in the same week". Still to these days, 24 years later, no other movie was ever aired again three times in the same week on a free air TV channel. That says it all!

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