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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 (as Charles Shamata)
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 ... Self
Lutz Brode Lutz Brode ... Boston Race Winner
Deborah Burgess Deborah Burgess ... Debbie Rosenberg (as Deborah Templeton Burgess)
Gordon Clapp ... Kenny
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Maloney
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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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Trivia

Eugene Levy: As Michael Douglas's friend, Ritchie Rosenberg. This was the American Pie (1999) star's third theatrical film. An early role for Levy, he is seen with an afro. 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 »

Quotes

Ritchie Rosenberg: Michael, you're my friend. But you spent two years in medical school. And you quit. Two years in law. And you quit. A couple of businesses - quit. And God knows how many jobs. Now your marriage......
Michael Andropolis: Ritchie, I gotta do it.
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Crazy Credits

The Marathon Theme is inspired from the original music composed for Games of the XXIst Olympiade, a National Film Board of Canada production. See more »


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Homeward Bound
Written by Paul Simon (uncredited)
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
copyright 1966 Paul Simon
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1979 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,012,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,012,556
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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