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16 Days of Glory (1986)

The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido... See full summary »

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Michael Gross Michael Gross ... Himself
Carl Lewis ... Himself
David Perry David Perry ... Narrator
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The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido Domingo. From the opening to closing ceremonies, this unique style of storytelling shows a side of the Olympic Games not seen by television audiences. Written by hips <hiphats@aol.com>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

16 kunnian päivää See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$83,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,857
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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Network television version contains additional footage not used in the theatrical version and is divided into five one-hour segments, with interstitials hosted by Bud Greenspan. See more »

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Going for gold in California
15 August 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I had a holiday job in 1984 and it meant I did not watch a lot of the 1984 Olympics live. It was shown late at night in Britain because of the time difference.

I do have some abiding memories such as Steve Ovett struggling to defend his 800 metres title, Sebastian Coe bouncing back to defend his 1500 metres title after getting silver in the 800 metres again.

Daley Thompson winning back to back decathlon gold medals, Mary Decker hitting the deck and not getting up and blaming the person in front of her for tripping her.

Michael Gross reigning in the pool and Carl Lewis emulating Jesse Owens.

These moments and many others are celebrated in this official record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The commentary is a little bit too serious and sombre. What counts are the look back at some of the events seen through the perspective of some of the featured athletes. They may not all had won gold but they have an important contribution even if was just finishing a race after battling an injury.

This is a monster of a documentary clocking in at over 4 hours.


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