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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.



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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roger Bannister
... Archie Mason
... Norris McWhirter
... Moyra Jacobsson
Drew Carnwath ... Chris Brasher
... Chris Chataway
Leon Pownall ... Dr. Walker
Audrey Gardiner ... Annabelle Davenport
... Mr. Bannister
Darcy Dale Dunlop ... Mrs. Bannister (as Darcy Dunlop)
Chris Wiggins ... Burnett
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Bellamy
Graham Harley ... Parsons
... Hamilton
... Helen


The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

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6 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dört Dakika  »

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1.78 : 1
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Leon Pownall's final film. See more »


When Roger and his father are boarding the bus, Roger puts his arm around his father so that his father goes up the steps first. When they enter the bus, Roger comes in before his father. See more »


Moyra Jacobsson: You're an odd mix, Roger. Terribly, absolutely English, yet possessing that maddening quality of American independence. I suppose most people don't know what in the world to do with you.
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Version of The Four Minute Mile (1988) See more »

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Accurate, but lacking in both drama and energy
24 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

The breaking of the 4 minute mile was a milestone (pun intended) in competitive sports. Years later, sports fans remembered where they were when they heard of the achievement. At the time it occurred, it was considered THE transcendent sporting achievement. The movie tries to capture this sentiment primarily through the Christopher Plummer character's dialogue and the repeated comparisons to the Everest expedition. Unfortunately, however, the magnitude of the event doesn't come across to those of later generations. I didn't live during the time of Seabiscuit or Cinderella Man but both of those movies made me feel the drama and significance of what was happening. Four Minutes does not provide that type of emotional involvement. Another quibble is that Bannister's teammates (Brasher and Chataway) get short shrift. Both had very successful running careers that merit some mention at the end.

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