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Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story ()


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The true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the... See more »

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Bill Johnson
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Maggie
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Kimberly
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Coach Lider
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Wally Johnson
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Sanders
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Perlmutter
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Scott
Sam DeFazio ...
Faulstich
Dan Pinto ...
Montana
Roman Muller ...
Hans Wiener
Paul Sinclair ...
Jed
Michael John Paliotti ...
Buddy Gilmore
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Stuart
Vicko Ruic ...
Yorgy
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Freidmeyer
Karlo Metikos ...
Elvis Presley
Todd Duckworth ...
Craig
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Cindy
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Don Taylor

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Elizabeth A. Bardsley ... (story)
 
Maxwell Pitt ... (story)
 
Maxwell Pitt ... (teleplay)

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Gary M. Goodman ... producer
Judith A. Polone ... executive producer
Barry Rosen ... executive producer / producer

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J.A.C. Redford

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Robert C. Jessup ... (as Robert Jessup)
Cristiano Pogany

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Charles Coleman ... (as Charles V. Coleman)
Tom Stevens

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Aurelio Crugnola

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Kimberley Richardson

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Boris Dmitrovic ... production manager: Croatia

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Larry Sutton ... location sound mixer

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Bruno Confortola ... stunt skier
Manfred Gschneider ... stunt skier
John Scott ... stunt coordinator: Vancouver unit
Chris Torgerson ... stunt skier

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Adolfo Bartoli ... camera operator
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... still photographer
Kim Takal ... camera operator
Christopher Woods ... camera operator

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Tom Villano ... music editor

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Joe Jay Jalbert ... technical advisor
Skates Naiman ... coordinator: Los Angeles (as Sandra V. Naiman)
Kim Takal ... technical advisor

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Plot Summary

The true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the law and a rebellious attitude almost cost him the 1984 Gold Medal that he won. Written by Keith Haney

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Also Known As
  • Kultaa kohti (Finland)
  • Med guld i sikte (Sweden)
  • In corsa per l'oro (Italy)
  • A História de Bill Johnson (Brazil)
  • La course vers le sommet (Canada, French title)
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  • 104 min
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