Running Movies

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  1. Murali Kalapala

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    I am a big fan of running movies.

    Prefontaine, Chariots of fire, Endurance etc.

    Wanted to see if there are other running fans here and what movies they have on DVD.

    Kris.
     
  2. RobertW

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    don't know if it's on dvd, but one of my favorites was made for tv, The Jericho Mile, starring peter strauss.

    he's a convict in prison, and spends his time running, developing to an elite level. he gets an opportunity to run against world class runners, but the authorities pull the strings to prevent him. he hears what the winning time was , and gets out his shoes and heads to the yard....

    i liked Without Limits, with billy crudup, better than Prefontaine.
     
  3. Stevan Lay

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    Don't forget Run Lola Run & Forrest Gump.
     
  4. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Without Limits was also about Prefontaine, I think. The better of the two films, from what I remember reading.
     
  5. Michael Pakula

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    There is also The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


    -Mike
     
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    Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner [​IMG]
     
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    Behind Enemy Lines?
     
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    Marathon Man
     
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    TOKYO OLYMPIAD.
     
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    Let me second Tokyo Olympiad, a great documentary with a great marathon scene.
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    I think that running movies is a wonderful thing to do for friends and family members. Not everyone knows how to work the DVD player, so if you're the running movies for everyone, you deserve a little extra popcorn....

    Huh? What...? OH, movies ABOUT running...

    Well, looks like most of those flicks were covered above, though I'd highly recommend Stephen King's short story The Long Walk.

    Granted, that's a book and not a movie, so I'm still way off base here...

    How about movies with the WORD "run"? This would be easier for me. How about:

    Run
    Run Lola Run
    Cool Runnings
    Running Scared
    Martin Lawrence: Runteldat


    Oh wait, I got one:

    Chariots of Fire

    Was that mentioned yet? [​IMG]
     
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    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
     
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    Running Brave. Haven't checked if it's on dvd or not...
     
  14. Lew Crippen

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    In Leni Riefenstahl’s two-part documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Olympia, part 2 includes some scenes of the steeplechase and part 1 has scenes of the marathon and 1,500 meter run. Also some shots of other track events (including some of Jesse Owens).

    But it is not a film about distance running per se.
     
  15. Joseph Young

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    Chunking Express has a great moment discussing the merits of running. If you run enough there's no more water left for tears.

    ~j
     
  16. Dennis Heller

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    Personal Best. At least I think it's about running.


    Sorry, not on DVD.
     
  17. Rob Gardiner

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    I have to admit when I first saw the thread title, the movies that came to mind were:

    The Running Man
    Logan's Run
    The Fugitive and
    Minority Report
     
  18. Elizabeth S

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    That masterpiece [​IMG] starring Susan Anton, "Goldengirl". (No, I don't have it in any form, but you made me think of it.)
     
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    The Terry Fox Story. I haven't the faintest idea whether or not it's on DVD (sorry).
     
  20. Christopher Bosley

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    Is Running Brave the one with Robby Benson? All I remember is Pat Hingle as his coach yelling "Billleeee, run Billleeee run"
     

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