Set in post World War I, this film is based on the true-life story of two elite British athletes pursuing Olympic gold in 1924. Dark-haired and handsome, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), the son of a wealthy Jewish immigrant, attends Cambridge University while adding to his growing list of achievements on the track. Defeat is unknown to this young man until he challenges Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a young Christian missionary with an awkward gait and propensity for winning races. Crushed by the loss, Abrahams struggles to come to grips with the blow and find new purpose for his running. Engaging the expertise of professional trainer Sam Mussibini (Ian Holm), Abrahams refines his stride by rehearsing repeatedly the intricacies of his athletic art.
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78:1 16:9 Enhanced|