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Four Minutes (2005)

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


Charles Beeson


Frank Deford (teleplay), Frank Deford (article)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Maclachlan ... Roger Bannister
Christopher Plummer ... Archie Mason
Shaun Smyth ... Norris McWhirter
Amy Rutherford ... Moyra Jacobsson
Drew Carnwath Drew Carnwath ... Chris Brasher
Grahame Wood ... Chris Chataway
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Dr. Walker
Audrey Gardiner Audrey Gardiner ... Annabelle Davenport
Philip Craig ... Mr. Bannister
Darcy Dale Dunlop Darcy Dale Dunlop ... Mrs. Bannister (as Darcy Dunlop)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Burnett
Shaun Austin-Olsen Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Bellamy
Graham Harley Graham Harley ... Parsons
Jonathan Watton ... Hamilton
Kate Hewlett ... Helen


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

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Leon Pownall's final film. See more »


When Roger and Moyra first meet and she turns away to lead them from the main group her drink is empty. The camera cuts and her drink is full. See more »


Archie Mason: There's nothing a man can't do if the spirit is there.
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Version of The Four Minute Mile (1988) See more »

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A well done presentation of a momentous sporting event
28 October 2005 | by bigwoofSee all my reviews

The one professional review of this film is much more accurate than the distorted ravings of the one idiot you have quoted so far. This was a well done film, showing insight into the character of Roger Bannister as an athlete and a person, something lacking in most sports movies. He fails to understand the significance of this record at the time by comparing it to other track and field records that have lasted longer. Both the medical and physiological implications of the feat that was made very clear as well as the apt comparison in the film to the conquest of Everest puts it in much better perspective, but like the height of Mt. Everest, this is about 29,000 feet over his head. I suspect he is also too young. Those of us who were alive and following sport at the time recognize its significance, which was extremely well presented and should have been clear to anyone viewing it with an open mind.

PS, I wrote this because of my irritation over the review you printed. Should you chose to edit out my negative remarks and simply print my reaction to the film, you are welcome to do so.

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Release Date:

6 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dört Dakika See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.78 : 1
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