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Genre Drama
Running Time 123 min
MPAA rating PG (Adult Language, Adult Situations)
Release Date Sep 26, 1981
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Chariots of Fire

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) ]in his single-minded quest.

Ben Cross Harold M. Abrahams
Ian Charleson Eric Liddell
John Gielgud Master of Trinity (as Sir John Gielgud)
Nigel Havers Lord Andrew Lindsay
Nicholas Farrell Aubrey Montague
Ian Holm Sam Mussabini
Lindsay Anderson Master of Caius
Nigel Davenport Lord Birkenhead
Cheryl Campbell Jennie Liddell
Alice Krige Sybil Gordon

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