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BOSTON: An American Running Story (2017)

Boston (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 April 2017 (USA)
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The history of the Boston Marathon from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.

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Jon Dunham
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Credited cast:
Matt Damon ... Narrator
Robert de Castella Robert de Castella
Manzie Jones Manzie Jones ... Gerald Jones
Rosa Mota Rosa Mota
Bill Rodgers Bill Rodgers
Joan Benoit Samuelson Joan Benoit Samuelson
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The history of the Boston Marathon from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.

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This was the only film crew granted access to the 2014 marathon. They used over 50 cameras to shoot it. See more »

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It was good, but...
17 May 2020 | by jcmadsen-2See all my reviews

First, I liked this doc and the backstory on the Boston Marathon. It was, ultimately, a John Hancock infomercial - which is fine (produced by the company and the name shows up repeatedly throughout). It was very focused on the 2014 marathon, the year after the bombing.

One very big part that was missing - the 1982 Dick Beardsley/Alberto Salazar "Duel in the Sun" race. I was surprised that it wasn't highlighted. Rosie Ruiz is covered, as is the Kathrine Switzer "261" race. Interesting that they eliminated the '82 race, as it's quite famous.


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$383,868

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$383,868
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