MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,323 this week

Salute (I) (2008)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 189 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 17 critic

The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
 
a list of 64 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 11 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Salute" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Salute (2008)

Salute (2008) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Salute.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Diverted (TV Movie 2009)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes headed to New York City were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened.

Director: Alex Chapple
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.

Director: Dolph Lundgren
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kateri Walker, Chelsea Ricketts
Never Forget (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A dramatization of a holocaust survivor who confronted a holocaust denial organization's lies in court.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Dabney Coleman, Blythe Danner
Weekender (2011)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Golden
Stars: Jack O'Connell, Stephen Wight, Zawe Ashton
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect her 12-year old stepson may have murdered his mother whom mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger
Blue Juice (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Prechezer
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor
Triple Cross (1966)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the waring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

London's East End 1969. Based on real events. Two chancers 'find' a lump of Uranium and crisscross Europe to find a buyer. Accompanied by Danny's girl,the lovely Carole. They encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Lewiston
Stars: Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston
Deadly Messages (TV Movie 1985)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Kathleen Beller, Michael Brandon, Dennis Franz
Rising Son (TV Movie 1990)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other ... See full summary »

Director: John David Coles
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Piper Laurie, Graham Beckel
Black Power Salute (TV Movie 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film about one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, the moment when the radical spirit of the 1960s upstaged the greatest sporting event in the world. Two men made a courageous ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Small
Stars: Colin Salmon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Beamon ...
Himself
Ralph Boston ...
Himself
Raelene Boyle ...
Herself (archive footage)
Avery Brundage ...
Himself
John Carlos ...
Himself
Harry Edwards ...
Himself
Lee Evans ...
Himself
...
Himself
Dick Fosbury ...
Himself
...
Herself (archive footage)
Paul Hoffman ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Payton Jordan ...
Himself
Robert F. Kennedy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The games we never saw...

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Salute: The Peter Norman Story  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by 1968 See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moving and Timely Documentary
8 June 2008 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have just come from the world premiere of 'Salute' here at the Sydney Film Festival where it received a standing ovation by some members of the audience. The film is a documentary on the events surrounding a famous incident at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico that also became a photographic icon - at their medal ceremony United States Olympic track athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black glove fists in salute against the inequality and black poverty at home (they also did not wear shoes, only socks). In particular the film is about the lesser known Australian Peter Norman, the silver medalist in that race who knew the injustice that was being felt by his fellow athletes (along with the people of Mexico where student protesters had recently been murdered by the military) and how he could, through this little patch of podium, show his solidarity with their plight by wearing a human rights badge (Australia too had the discriminatory White Australia policy and had only recently at the time given their indigenous aboriginal population the vote). It is a straightforward, timely and very moving documentary with interviews from various athletes of the time that also takes a critical look at the fallout of their stand - Norman was reprimanded and ostracized, Smith and Carlos were ostracized and suspended. There are many moments of humor throughout, particularly when Norman was asked by a reporter how would the Olympics have been affected if the African American athletes had boycotted them in protest, his reply – I would have won gold! Australian Peter Norman along with Tommie Smith and John Carlos should be admired and remembered. Highly Recommended


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Must SEE! kirbycee
Why wasn't this taught in schools? mithril_19
Discuss Salute (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?