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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Murali Kalapala

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Posted January 31 2003 - 03:29 PM

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.

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#2 of 22 OFFLINE   RobertW

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Posted February 01 2003 - 04:39 AM

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 of 22 OFFLINE   Stevan Lay

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Posted February 01 2003 - 05:11 AM

Don't forget Run Lola Run & Forrest Gump.

#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Mark Pfeiffer

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Posted February 01 2003 - 09:28 AM

Without Limits was also about Prefontaine, I think. The better of the two films, from what I remember reading.
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Michael Pakula

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Posted February 01 2003 - 10:42 AM

There is also The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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#6 of 22 OFFLINE   MichaelPe

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Posted February 01 2003 - 10:52 AM

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Posted Image

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted February 01 2003 - 11:38 AM

Behind Enemy Lines?
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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Guy_K

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Posted February 01 2003 - 01:53 PM

Marathon Man

#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Doug D

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Posted February 01 2003 - 07:16 PM

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#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Jason Beaumont

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Posted February 02 2003 - 04:06 AM

Let me second Tokyo Olympiad, a great documentary with a great marathon scene.

#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 02 2003 - 09:17 AM

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? Posted Image

#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Chucky P

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Posted February 02 2003 - 09:43 AM

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Jacinto

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Posted February 03 2003 - 07:00 AM

Running Brave. Haven't checked if it's on dvd or not...
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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted February 03 2003 - 07:34 AM

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.
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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Joseph Young

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Posted February 03 2003 - 07:38 AM

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

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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Dennis Heller

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Posted February 03 2003 - 07:47 AM

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


Sorry, not on DVD.
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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted February 03 2003 - 09:38 AM

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 of 22 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted February 04 2003 - 08:58 AM

That masterpiece Posted Image starring Susan Anton, "Goldengirl". (No, I don't have it in any form, but you made me think of it.)

#19 of 22 OFFLINE   Andrew Chong

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Posted February 05 2003 - 12:31 AM

The Terry Fox Story. I haven't the faintest idea whether or not it's on DVD (sorry).
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#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Christopher Bosley

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Posted February 05 2003 - 06:14 PM

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