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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

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Mr. Bannister
Darcy Dale Dunlop ...
Mrs. Bannister (as Darcy Dunlop)
Chris Wiggins ...
Burnett
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Bellamy
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Helen
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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

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Leon Pownall's final film. See more »

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When Roger and his father are boarding the bus, Roger puts his arm around his father so that his father goes up the steps first. When they enter the bus, Roger comes in before his father. See more »

Quotes

Archie Mason: There's nothing a man can't do if the spirit is there.
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Version of The Four Minute Mile (1988) See more »

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Possibly greatest track event of all time
2 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Obviously, this is a sports movie so its going to be predictable. I really enjoyed this movie because the individual aspect of track and field makes it extremely hard to make an effective movie about it.

Roger Bannister's breaking four minutes for the first time is probably the single greatest event in track history. It was a huge mental barrier which stood for nearly 20 years as something man couldn't break. Al though this movie didn't perhaps focus on that as much as it could, it still got that point across well. It was also very good at showing the world of sport back then - very white, gentile, amateur and elite, especially in Britain. And Roger Bannister was someone who personified all of it. That was shown well in Four Minutes, with him struggling to choose between medicine and running. The only real discrepancy I noticed was that they changed who was coaching him (it was in reality Franz Stampfl, an Austrian).

Overall, this was a well-done movie which really covered all the bases in terms of the story of Roger Bannister. It showed who he was, what he was up against, and how he pulled it off.


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