Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Ben Cross
Director: Hugh Hudson Cast: Ben Cross
Ben Cross
, Ian Charleson
Ian Charleson
, Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Hugh Hudson

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Based on a true story, Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man's life as he trains for the competition, fueled by these very different desires. As compelling as the racing scenes are, it's really the depth of the two main characters that touches the viewer, as they forcefully drive home the theme that victory attained through devotion, commitment, integrity, and sacrifice is the most admirable feat that one can achieve. (Ian Holm was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in his role as Abrahams' coach), and this powerful film ended up with four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2011
UPC: 0883929157860
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 3,719

Special Features

Commentary by director Hugh Hudson

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Cross Harold Abrahams
Ian Charleson Eric Liddell
Nigel Havers Lord Andrew Lindsay
Nicholas Farrell Aubrey Montague
Ian Holm Sam
Daniel Gerroll Henry Stallard
John Gielgud Master of Trinity
Alice Krige Sybil Gordon
Lindsay Anderson Master of Caius
Cheryl Campbell Jennie Liddell
Struan Rodger Sandy
Patrick Magee Lord Cadogan
Dennis Christopher Charles Paddock
Brad Davis Jackson Scholz
Robin Pappas Clare
Ruby Wax Bunty
David Yelland Prince of Wales
Peter Egan Duke of Sutherland
Carole Ashby Actor
Colin Bruce Taylor
Peter Cellier Savoy Head Waiter
Rosy Clayton Linda Wallis
Kim Clifford Sybil's Maid
Richard Griffiths Head Porter, Caius College
Andrew Hawkins Secretary, Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Paul Howard Actor
David John Ernest Liddell
Michel Lonsdale Actor
Alan Polonsky Paxton
John Rutland Caius Porter
Jack Smethurst Sleeping Car Attendant
James Usher Steven Ambrose
EdWard Wiley Fitch
Yves Beneyton George Andre
Nigel Davenport Lord Birkenhead
Yvonne Gilan Mrs. Liddell
Gordon Hammersley President, Cambridge Athletic Club
Jeremy Sinden President, Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Benny Young Rob Liddell
John Young Rev J.D. Liddell
Philip O'Brien American Coach

Technical Credits
Hugh Hudson Director
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Matthew Binns Asst. Director
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Dodi Fayed Executive Producer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Hall Art Director
David Puttnam Producer
Terry Rawlings Editor
Vangelis Score Composer
David Watkin Cinematographer
Colin Welland Screenwriter
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chariots of Fire
1. Praising Famous Men [4:02]
2. Abrahams and Montague [2:16]
3. Cambridge Backroom Law [1:57]
4. Campus Society [4:18]
5. College Dash [4:12]
6. Scotlansd's Finest Wing [3:44]
7. 200-Yard Event [1:20]
8. Run in God's Name [3:52]
9. Running a Straight Race [2:01]
10. Run Them Off Their Feet [3:04]
11. He Remains An Englishman [1:50]
12. Bravest Victory [4:16]
13. Mussabini's Watchful Eye [2:21]
14. Smitten With Sybil [2:17]
15. Smitten With Harold [4:08]
16. Olympic Trials [3:00]
17. "I Run to Win." [3:12]
18. Mussabini Takes the Job [2:18]
19. Training Montage [1:57]
20. Feeling God's Pleasure [4:07]
21. Hurdles Obsessive and Bubbly [2:36]
22. Archaic Masters and a Semite [3:25]
23. Paris-Bound [1:06]
24. Crisis of Conscience [3:28]
25. Yanks Arrive [4:36]
26. Parade of Nations [4:30]
27. Lindsay's Heat [2:42]
28. Royal Pressure; A Solution [1:38]
29. Sunday Heats [8:02]
30. Forever in Pursuit [4:16]
31. Charmed Victory; 100 Meters [2:01]
32. Winners Circle; Hats Off [7:35]
33. Triumphant - For Keeps [2:05]
34. 400 Meters; Divine Pleasure [3:36]
35. Toast of England; Coda [4:35]
36. Cast and End Credits [3:18]

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