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Running (1979)

American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Michael Andropolis
Susan Anspach ... Janet
Lawrence Dane ... Coach Walker
Eugene Levy ... Ritchie Rosenberg
Chuck Shamata ... Howard
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Chuck Stone, Black marathon runner
Trudy Young Trudy Young ... Pregnant woman
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Mr. Finlay
Jennifer McKinney ... Susan Andropolis
Lesleh Donaldson ... Andrea Andropolis
Jim McKay ... Jim McKay
Lutz Brode Lutz Brode ... Boston Race Winner
Deborah Burgess Deborah Burgess ... Debbie Rosenberg
Gordon Clapp ... Kenny
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Maloney
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Storyline

American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him. He sets out on his task with determination and hope that his success will resolve his personal problems. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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...the movie that will bring you back to your feet. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1979 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le vainqueur See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Footage from the Marathon race in the 1976 Montreal Olympics was used for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is running alongside his youngest daughter Susan supposedly down a Queens, NYC neighborhood street on the way to her school, a standard Canadian 'Maximum 50 (km/hour)' speed limit sign is clearly visible instead of the U.S. standard 'Speed Limit 25 (M.P.H.)' See more »

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Find me a copy of this movie.
22 February 2003 | by GCavaianiSee all my reviews

I saw this movie with my Dad in 1979. In 1994 I ran my first marathon with my Dad and I think that was the first time I recalled seeing this movie. I have run four other marathons with him since and have been in an on and off again search of this movie for over 9 years. It is nastalgic to me know and I am hoping someone is out there who can help me locate a copy. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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