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Games of the XXI Olympiad (1977)

Jeux de la XXIème olympiade (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 21 April 1977 (Canada)
-The Olympic Stadium in Montreal (Canada) stands during a snowstorm into the 1976-77 winter season. As we see it, it makes us remember that the Olympic Games were there several months ago. ... See full summary »

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Georges Seltzer (commentary written by)
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Credited cast:
Vassily Alekseyev Vassily Alekseyev ... Self (as Vasili Alexeev)
Nadia Comaneci ... Self
João Carlos de Oliveira João Carlos de Oliveira ... Self
Kornelia Ender Kornelia Ender ... Self
Caitlyn Jenner ... Self (as Bruce Jenner)
Alberto Juantorena Alberto Juantorena ... Self
Olga Korbut Olga Korbut ... Self
Francine Laurendeau Francine Laurendeau ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Greg Louganis ... Self
John Naber John Naber ... Self
Queen Elizabeth II ... Self
Leni Riefenstahl ... Self - Spectator
Yvon Thiboutot ... Narrator (voice)
Lasse Virén Lasse Virén ... Self
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-The Olympic Stadium in Montreal (Canada) stands during a snowstorm into the 1976-77 winter season. As we see it, it makes us remember that the Olympic Games were there several months ago. The movie rather depicts other great stories, other than the media told: among them, we followed Soviet gymnast Nelly Kim, who fell second behind Romanian Nadia Comaneci and other stories attached to this 15 days of glory. This movie depicts the events on a human side rather than the glamorous side. It mostly ends with the moving theme done by André Gagnon and played during the marathon, an event which the runners had to face rain. Written by RealLiveClaude

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Featured in Cinéma, cinéma (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

March Of The Athletes No.3 / Marche des athlètes #3
Composed by André Mathieu & Vic Vogel
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Greenspan is an excellent storyteller and has the perfect music to match the emotion!
14 April 2020 | by coachgregswimsSee all my reviews

I loved this documentary on the Montreal Olympics! I particularly liked the "Marathon" story line and the music by Andre' Gagnon stirred the Olympic spirit within me. Whenever I would go running, I'd hear the music from this film in my head... imagining that I was competing in the Olympics! I have searched high and low to see this film again, but unfortunately I cannot find it anywhere! There is the soundtrack to the movie, "Running" with Michael Douglas that shares the same music - but it's not the same as this film by Bud Greenspan. I rarely leave comments on websites, but this documentary moved me greatly and I hope to someday find the opportunity to see it again!


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French

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21 April 1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976 See more »

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CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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