Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture! The inspiring true story of British athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson head a sterling cast of newcomers and veterans. The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society.
Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.
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East German defector turned CIA agent Alex Holbeck is assigned to discover the names of five Soviet dissidents targeted by a ruthless KGB hit squad. In order to stop this diabolical plot, Holbeck must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from Enigma, a Russian computer component. But when his cover is blown, Holbeck must outwit the assassins.
This inspirational film won four Academy Awards, taking top honors as Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film. This classic look at the competitive spirit features two runners competing for Olympic glory in their own fashion and for their own separate reasons. The Oscar-winning score by Vangelis ("Blade Runner") perfectly complements the extraordinary performances and engaging story.
Two men chasing dreams of glory! In this Academy Award winner for Best Picture, two very different men on the same team vie to win Olympic gold to demonstrate to the world the worth of their deeply held--and strongly opposing--convictions. Yet a friendship builds between the two in this true story that is as strong as their desire to win in Chariots of Fire. Paris Olympics, 1924. Scotsman Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson--Gandhi) competes to prove the superiority of this Christian faith, while his teammate, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross--Exorcist: The Beginning), a Jewish Englishman, is driven to win to show the world that Jews are not inferior people. But as different as they two competitors are, the bond that develops between them reveals to both how complex their true motives are... and how much they really have in common.
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