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Endurance -- Rising from his meager roots in Ethiopa, Haile Gebrselassie pursued his Olympic dream and went on to win the Gold at the 1996 Olympics.  This is the story of his strength and determination.


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14 May 1999 (USA) See more »
The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Leslie Woodhead 
Bud Greenspan (Atlanta Olympic games sequences)
Produced by
Bruce Beffa .... line producer: Atlanta Olympic games sequences
Werner Koenig .... co-executive producer
Terrence Malick .... producer
Erin O'Rourke .... associate producer
Max Palevsky .... producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Sally Roy .... co-producer
Thomas Sumners .... co-executive producer
David Wason .... associate producer
Wallace Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Powell 
Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg 
Film Editing by
Saar Klein 
Oral Norrie Ottey 
Production Management
Jolie Gorchov .... post-production supervisor
Elizabeth O'Mara .... production manager
Gregory G. Woertz .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mohammed Idris .... assistant director
Sound Department
Slamm Andrews .... sound engineer
Klaus Badelt .... assistant sound editor
Jaya Bishop .... boom operator
François Blaignan .... co-sound supervisor
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... additional sound
Steve Dewey .... additional sound designer (as Stephen Dewey)
Michael Ferdie .... assistant dialogue editor
Kevin Globerman .... sound engineer
Ross Guidici .... sound coordinator
Michelle S. Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Kingsbury .... sound mixer
Claude Letessier .... supervising sound designer
John Post .... foley artist
Bruno Roussel .... sound engineer
Renee Sabath .... assistant sound editor
Unsun Song .... sound recordist
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Drew Webster .... sound recordist
James Wright .... consultant: Dolby film sound (as Jim Wright)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jared Abrams .... second assistant camera
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Andrew McDonnell .... first assistant camera
Harrison Schuhmacher .... best boy
Hunt Schuhmacher .... best boy
Mark Strasburg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Jennifer Hatton .... first assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Music Department
Tonia Davall .... music contractor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Walt Fowler .... orchestrator (as Walter Fowler)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Michel Henein .... assistant music editor
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator (as Y.S. Moriarty)
Matt Palmer .... assistant score recordist
John Powell .... music producer
Brian Richards .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... orchestral coordinator
Gregg Silk .... assistant scoring engineer
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Nick Wollage .... score mixer
Nick Wollage .... score recordist
Geoff Zanelli .... composer: additional music
Hans Zimmer .... music producer
Other crew
Jonathan Daitch .... production assistant
Solomon Demrew .... location accountant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Sandy Hastings .... assistant to producers
Raymond Hofmeister .... assistant post-production accountant
Roger Kass .... legal services
Aaron Medick .... production assistant
Angelica Munson .... assistant to producers
Moanike'ala Nakamoto .... assistant: Hans Zimmer
Aimee Nicholson .... assistant to producers
Kristi Savino .... assistant to producers
Lisa A. Shapiro .... head of business affairs
Steven D. Simpson .... post-production accountant (as Steven Simpson)
Tom Wason .... production assistant
Gregory G. Woertz .... production executive (as Greg Woertz)
Tim Zinnemann .... production executive

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Rated PG for brief nudity
83 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: During the close-up of an official at the final you can see runners passing by. One of them is wearing orange (clearly Dutch). In the final there was no Dutchman.See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent presentation of Ethiopia, 28 November 2005
Author: TJ-19 from United States

Having spent time in Ethiopia, this movie brings back so many memories. You truly can get a feel for the country in watching it. I can almost smell the smoke and the spicy plants. So many things are perfect, but I guess that is to be expected since it was filmed in Ethiopia. A friend asked why Haile was making a hiccuping sound when he was talking to the coach for the first time. That means he was listening intently and eagerly. The food his mother was cooking in the beginning is "injeria" which a kind of sourdough pancake/bread made from the grassy grain "tef". Makes me want to get on planning my next trip to Addis! A must see for anyone preparing for a trip there and also for those who love track and field sports.

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