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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
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Delightful classic for gymnastics fans See more (6 total) »


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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Bela Karolyi:Over here!
[He runs and hurls himself into the jump pit. A few of the gymnasts follow. He starts throwing pieces of foam]
Bela Karolyi:Come on in, the water's great!
[Giggling, the rest of the girls run and jump in]
Marta Karolyi:You're supposed to be one of the coaches, not one of the children.
Bela Karolyi:They like it!
Marta Karolyi:I didn't bring you here to be liked.
Bela Karolyi:Sometimes people just can't help themselves.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Delightful classic for gymnastics fans, 16 August 2004
Author: Meredith P. (Etoile) from Washington, DC

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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