Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Title: Chariots of Fire

Release: 1981

Rating: 7.2

Language: English, French

Country: UK

Runtime: 125

Genre: Action,Biography,Drama,History,Sport

Chariots of Fire

Release 1981
Rating 7.2
Language English, French
Country UK
Runtime 125
Genre Action,Biography,Drama,History,Sport



It's the post-WWI era. Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently. The son of a Lithuanian-Jew, Harold, who lives a somewhat privileged life as a student at Cambridge, uses being the fastest to overcome what he sees as the obstacles he faces in life as a Jew despite that privilege. In his words to paraphrase an old adage, he is often invited to the trough, but isn't allowed to drink. His running prowess does earn him the respect of his classmates, especially his running teammates, and to some extent the school administration, if only he maintains what they consider proper gentlemanly decorum, which isn't always the case in their minds. Born in China the son of Christian missionaries, Eric, a Scot, is a devout member of the Church of Scotland who eventually wants to return to that missionary work. He sees running as a win-win in that the notoriety of being fast gives him...

Director :

Hugh Hudson

Writer :

Colin Welland (original screenplay)

Actors :

... Harold Abrahams

... Eric Liddell

... Jennie Liddell

... Sybil Gordon

... Lord Andrew Lindsay

... Sam Mussabini

... Aubrey Montague