Chariots of Fire

Showings

Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jul 24 4:15 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Jul 25 7:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1981
Rating:PG
Genre:Drama
Biography
Sport
Format:2K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hugh Hudson
Cast:Nicholas Farrell
Nigel Havers
Ian Charleson
Ben Cross
Daniel Gerroll
Ian Holm
Produced By:David Puttnam
Screenwriter:Colin Welland
Music By:Vangelis

Description

Just in time for the Summer Olympics!


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.


82% Rating

Winner of 4 Academy Awards (1982)

Winner
Oscar

Best Picture David Puttnam
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Colin Welland
Best Costume Design Milena Canonero
Best Music, Original Score Vangelis

Vangelis was not present at the awards ceremony. Co-presenter William Hurt accepted the award on ... More

Nominee
Oscar

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Ian Holm
Best Director Hugh Hudson
Best Film Editing Terry Rawlings


"It reminds us of the affirmative aspects of life, of the
hope that endures in it as well as the cynicism."

THE BOSTON GLOBE


"A movie that, with the help of Vangelis Papathanassiou's wonderfully stirring music,
lifts the spirits to a new high."

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


"Chariots is a film for the ages."
EMPIRE MAGAZINE


"No imbalance mars the pic, whose cross-the-board achievement lifts it
to an impressive level of unified accomplishment."

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