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The Last Gold (2016)

Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a feature-length documentary film that reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic swimming history. Forty years ago, ... See full summary »

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Brian T. Brown

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Shirley Babashoff ... Herself
Wendy Boglioli Wendy Boglioli ... Herself
Julianna Margulies ... Narrator
Kim Peyton Kim Peyton ... Herself
Jill Sterkel Jill Sterkel ... Herself
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Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a feature-length documentary film that reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic swimming history. Forty years ago, at the 1976 Montreal Games, a team of doped East German athletes thrashed their rivals from the United States, until a remarkable final race. The central player was a transcendent American athlete denied her due and since lost in time: Shirley Babashoff. Babashoff and her teammates were surrogates in a Cold War struggle, who battled a tragic conspiracy with a blazing honesty and a ferocious, endless tenacity. In 1976, the U.S. Olympic swim team entered the Games in Montreal looking forward to its usual dominance. The men did not disappoint, delivering the most dominant performance in Olympic swimming history. They won every race but one, and in that race won the silver and bronze medals. For the women, it was a completely different story. They were overwhelmed by an East German machine that had ... Written by Nailah Ellis Timberlake

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The Greatest Untold Story in Olympic History

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The Last Gold Website

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English

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6 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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