Chariots of Fire (1981)
Allied Stars Ltd., Goldcrest Films, Enigma Productions, The Ladd Company
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
"Chariots of Fire" is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson starred as Abrahams and Liddell, alongside Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, Lindsay Anderson, John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, and Alice Krige in supporting roles.
Genre': Biography, Drama, Sport
Release date: March 30, 1981 (UK)
Director: Hugh Hudson
Screenplay by: Colin Welland
Music by: Vangelis
Cinematography: David Watkin
Edited by: Terry Rawlings
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Lindsay Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Nigel Davenport, Brad Davis, Peter Egan, Sir John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Patrick Magee
Distributed by: Warner Bros. (USA & Canada), 20th Century Fox (International)
* © 1981 - Warner Bros.
** © 1981 - Twentieth Century-Fox