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Goldengirl (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport | 15 June 1979 (USA)
A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

John Kohn, Peter Lovesey (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Susan Anton ... Goldine Serafin
James Coburn ... Jack Dryden
Curd Jürgens ... Dr. Serafin
Leslie Caron ... Dr. Sammy Lee
Robert Culp ... Steve Esselton
James A. Watson Jr. ... Winters
Harry Guardino ... Valenti
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Cobb
Michael Lerner ... Sternberg
John Newcombe John Newcombe ... Armitage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Brown Andrea Brown ... Teammate
Nicolas Coster ... US Olympic Team Doctor
Julianna Fjeld Julianna Fjeld ... Ingrid (as Julianna Field)
Mischa Hausserman Mischa Hausserman ... Pilot
Phillip Mote Phillip Mote ... Loud fan
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A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.

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She was programmed to accomplish the impossible. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,247,376, 31 December 1979
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Backstage Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Bob Beamon: The real life track and field athlete as an athlete. See more »

Alternate Versions

Well after its 1979 theatrical release, a longer version of was broadcast on NBC on January 8, 1981. TV listings on the Internet indicate that the film was broadcast in a three-hour time slot, and the AFI Catalog entry confirms this with a citation from the LA Times. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Down I'll Find You
Sung by Susan Anton
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Bill Conti
Music by Bill Conti
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Betty White at the Olympics?
8 February 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The idea behind "Goldengirl" - a female athlete competing in the Olympics who has been receiving unorthodox training and treatment for years - is an intriguing one. It should have played out a lot better than it does here. The main problem with the movie is that for the most part it's surprisingly boring. There should have been a lot more intrigue and suspense showing this heavily conditioned woman fighting for Olympic gold. This lack of bite might explain why the cast give lethargic performances. There's no heat between James Coburn and Susan Anton, not just because Coburn is old enough to be Anton's father. And while the movie was made for theaters, except for some fleeting nudity and the occasional raw word, the production feels like it was made for television instead. It's no wonder why this movie has been pretty much forgotten.


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