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Salute (2008)

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The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

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Matt Norman

Writer:

Matt Norman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Kirby ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Beamon ... Himself
Ralph Boston Ralph Boston ... Himself
Raelene Boyle Raelene Boyle ... Herself (archive footage)
Avery Brundage Avery Brundage ... Himself
John Carlos John Carlos ... Himself
Harry Edwards ... Himself
Lee Evans Lee Evans ... Himself
George Foreman ... Himself
Dick Fosbury ... Himself
Cathy Freeman ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Hoffman Paul Hoffman ... Himself
Lyndon Baines Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson)
Payton Jordan Payton Jordan ... Himself
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
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The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

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The games we never saw...

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Documentary | Sport

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Rent or Buy Worldwide

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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Il saluto - La storia che nessuno ha mai raccontato See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,376
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Dolby Digital
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28 September 2018 | by gbrady01See all my reviews

I watched this doco on a plane a year or so ago and I still think about it. If an Australian today won the silver medal in the 200 metres at the Olympics he would be a national hero. Not only did Peter Norman do this he had the guts to stand up for the greater good of black rights...to be ostracised was a crime and was complete madness by the Australian Olympic management at the time and in 72 and in 2000...unbelievable..

Full credit to Matt Norman and the family for telling the story..thank you for making the effort as it moved me....


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