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Marathon (2010)

 -  Drama  -  2 March 2010 (USA)
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Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry including the 1988 Pulitzer prize.

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Richard
Alec Dana ...
William
Beth Campbell ...
Marian
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Elizabeth
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Luis
Beverly Robinson ...
Richards mother
Fran Tripp ...
Williams step mother
Sharon Griffis ...
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Chris Annino ...
Peter
Sharyn B. Farrell ...
Hippie Girl
Ned Farrell ...
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Mother of Richard Harteis
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In the 17th year of friendship, William suffers a debilitating stroke. Richard stands by his partner fighting for his right to care for him, despite the inevitable restrictions on his own life and against the wishes of William's family. The strength to overcome disability with dignity becomes a lesson in physical and spiritual endurance, hard won knowledge indeed. Written by Anonymous

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how far our dreams can take us before we cross the finishing line

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11 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marathon is a film with a lot of heart. The visuals are really beautiful with a landscape filled with lush green pathways, orange skies, and ocean shores. The film jumps in time to the past and back again following the story of Richard Harteis and William Meredith (Pulitzer Prize winner and United States Laureate among many other things) after William had suffered a severe stroke. The poetry of Meredith is used in some select scenes and is really really wonderful. The story is a universal one of sacrifice and how the power of love can carry us through the toughest of times and although I myself am not gay, I really enjoyed the film and found the gay theme handled tactfully and respectfully.


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