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

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Archie Mason
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Moyra Jacobsson
Drew Carnwath ...
Grahame Wood ...
Leon Pownall ...
Dr. Walker
Audrey Gardiner ...
Annabelle Davenport
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Mr. Bannister
Darcy Dale Dunlop ...
Mrs. Bannister (as Darcy Dunlop)
Chris Wiggins ...
Burnett
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Bellamy
Graham Harley ...
Parsons
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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 Moyra first meet and she turns away to lead them from the main group her drink is empty. The camera cuts and her drink is full. See more »

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Moyra Jacobsson: You're an odd mix, Roger. Terribly, absolutely English, yet possessing that maddening quality of American independence. I suppose most people don't know what in the world to do with you.
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Chariots of Fire Lite
5 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not a bad TV movie and based on a true story but cannot help wonder that it has been considerably "embellished".

There is a lot of "Chariots of Fire" in here. From the opening sequence running along the beach to the coach who can save minutes/seconds, the "reluctant" hero, the Oxbridge setting (I suppose this last bit can't be helped as both films used factual locations) but you get my drift.

Saying that, an enjoyable hour and a half of anyone's time but particularly sports fans or people who respect Sir Roger Bannister's achievements.

Although a very British subject there is not a British feel to the film and being a US TV movie it is also "sanitised" (probably a bit too much for my personal liking) but therefore suitable for a family audience.

I think the subject matter probably earns it an extra point or two in the rating as it is a great story.


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