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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 

This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
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1984  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
David Ogden Stiers ...  Dr. William Milligan Sloane 2 episodes, 1984
Hunt Block ...  Robert Garrett 2 episodes, 1984
David Caruso ...  James Connolly 2 episodes, 1984
Alex Hyde-White ...  Arthur 'Skip' Blake 2 episodes, 1984
Benedict Taylor ...  Edwin Flack 2 episodes, 1984
Edward Wiley Edward Wiley ...  Coach John Graham 2 episodes, 1984
Nicos Ziagos ...  Spiridon Louis 2 episodes, 1984
Honor Blackman ...  Madam Ursula Schumann 2 episodes, 1984
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Mary Sloane 2 episodes, 1984
Virginia McKenna ...  Annabel Flack 2 episodes, 1984
Bill Travers ...  Harold Flack 2 episodes, 1984
Louis Jourdan ...  Baron Pierre de Coubertin 2 episodes, 1984
Angela Lansbury ...  Alice Garrett 2 episodes, 1984
Alibe Parsons Alibe Parsons ...  Myra 2 episodes, 1984
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens. Written by Matt Ackeret <mattack@apple.com>

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Drama | History | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Modern Olympics See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Spiridon Louis' name entered the Greek language in the phrase, "Egine Louis", which means, "Became Louis" or ran quickly. See more »

Goofs

In an incident similar to the one with an over sized discus, Robert Garrett is seen trying to enter the Olympic Shot Put event with an over sized shot put. In reality, however, unlike the incident with the discus, which is very well documented, there is no record of a similar incident with the shot put ever having taken place. See more »

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Baron Pierre de Coubertin: [The problem of international cooperation] The Germans mistrust the French because we are starting the whole thing. The English mistrust the Germans on principle...
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Great Film, Very Inspiring
13 March 2002 | by drk1996See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite films on the Olympics. Although is doesn't completely tell the true historical story, as in Bud Greenspan's films, it does tell the story very well. The writer, director, and producer do take some liberties with the facts, but the film does show the trials and tribulation of some of the first "stars" of the revival of the Olympic Games. You will see many faces that go on, in their careers, to bigger and better acting roles, along with some old favorites. A great film that should inspire anybody about working hard towards a goal, and how the outcome can benefit you, even if the outcome is not what you desired. This film is on the level of Rocky and other great, heartwarming sport films.


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