Eric Liddell may have won gold for the United Kingdom and possessed a lilting Highland brogue, but he was born in China and lived more than half his life there evangelizing and teaching. On Wings of Eagles is everything you ever wanted to know about what happened to Liddell - who famously refused to run an Olympic race on a Sunday to honor God - after the 1924 Olympics when he returned to China, the home of his heart. But Eric's beloved homeland is about to be occupied by Imperial Japan.Written by
1924 Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Liddell was made famous by Ian Charleson in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (1981). See more »
Modern Air Conditioning Unit shown in clip, as his wife & children are leaving in the Car. See more »
Three different cuts exist for the film: one for China, one for Taiwan and one for North America. See more »
A very disappointing representation of Lindell's life.
I bought this movie with great excitement. Having read much on Liddell and sharing his Christian faith I was hopeful of a movie telling of his faith and endurance and life as a missionary in China. Alas this was beyond disappointing. The depiction of Liddell was simply pathetic. His faith was barely mentioned and the accounts of his life in China I have read were not well presented. A better effort by more informed film makers will hopefully be made one day. This was not that movie.
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