Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire ★★★½ 1981 (PG)

A lush telling of the parallel stories of Harold Abraham and Eric Liddell, English runners who competed in the 1924 Paris Olympics. One was compelled by a hatred of anti-Semitism, the other by the love of God. Outstanding performances by the entire cast. 123m/C VHS, DVD . GB Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, Alice Krige, Brad Davis, Dennis Christopher, Patrick Magee, Cheryl Campbell, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport; D: Hugh Hudson; W: Colin Welland; C: David Watkin; M: Vangelis. Oscars ’81: Costume Des., Orig. Screenplay, Picture, Orig. Score; British Acad. ’81: Film, Support. Actor (Holm); Golden Globes ’82: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics ’81: Cinematog.