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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 Andropolis
... Janet
... Coach Walker
... Ritchie Rosenberg
... Howard
Philip Akin ... Chuck Stone, Black marathon runner
Trudy Young ... Pregnant woman
Murray Westgate ... Mr. Finlay
... Susan Andropolis
... Andrea Andropolis
... Jim McKay
Lutz Brode ... Boston Race Winner
Deborah Burgess ... Debbie Rosenberg
... Kenny
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

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30 October 1979 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Le vainqueur  »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Facilities and venues from the actual 1976 Montreal Olympics that feature as real locations in this movie included the Olympic Village and the Main Stadium. 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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One of the Best Canadian movies ever made.
15 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Yes I do agree with Castor from Victoria, Running is an outstanding achievement. This movie should be on video so can anyone can see it. The story is good, the performance of all actors are great and yes the music score is out of this world. After the movie I did have to go for a jog while "running" the music score into my head. Watch your TV guide for running and set up your VCR to tape it. You will be happy to add this movie to your collection.


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