This movie is about four marathon runners from different countries who are preparing for the Rome Olympics. The movie takes you through some of the runners personal training schedules before finally showing the marathon.
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
The spectacle behind the spectacle.
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was an Australian Aboriginal postman who had never acted before being cast in the film. See more
At once stage during a particularly twisty and narrow part of the race on Rome's streets, the pace vehicle is forced to go so slow that it forces leader Hayes almost to a standstill to avoid colliding with it. Such things occasionally do happen in real foot and cycle races on roads - but surely it was unplanned in the movie. See more
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30 July 1970 (Australia)
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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