England's finest athletes have begun their quest for glory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Success brings honor to their nation. For two runners, the honor at stakeis a personal honor... and their challenge one from within. Winner of four 1981 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Chariots of Fire is the inspiring true story of Harold Abrahams, Eric Liddell and the team that brought Britain one its greatest sports victories. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell and Alice Krige enjoyed their first major movie roles in this debut theatrical feature for director Hugh Hudson. Producer David Putthan blended these talents to shape a film of unique and lasting impact.

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG

Drama · 2h 5m · 3/30/1981

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Two men chasing dreams of glory!

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England's finest athletes have begun their quest for glory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Success brings honor to their nation. For two runners, the honor at stakeis a personal honor... and their challenge one from within. Winner of four 1981 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Chariots of Fire is the inspiring true story of Harold Abrahams, Eric Liddell and the team that brought Britain one its greatest sports victories. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell and Alice Krige enjoyed their first major movie roles in this debut theatrical feature for director Hugh Hudson. Producer David Putthan blended these talents to shape a film of unique and lasting impact.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Allied Stars Ltd., Enigma Productions

Budget

$5,500,000

Revenue

$59,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Jeremy Sinden

President - Gilbert & Sullivan Society
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Ben Cross

Harold Abrahams
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Daniel Gerroll

Henry Stallard
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Ian Holm

Sam Mussabini
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John Gielgud

Master of Trinity (as Sir John Gielgud)
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Lindsay Anderson

Master of Caius
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Nigel Davenport

Lord Birkenhead
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Cheryl Campbell

Jennie Liddell
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Alice Krige

Sybil Gordon
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Dennis Christopher

Charles Paddock
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Brad Davis

Jackson Scholz
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Patrick Magee

Lord Cadogan
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John Rutland

Caius Porter
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Alan Dudley

Caius Manservant
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Tommy Boyle

Reporter
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Doreen Sloane

Minor Role
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Ian Charleson

Eric Liddell
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Graham Brooke

Paul Mahoney
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Nigel Havers

Lord Andrew Lindsay
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Struan Rodger

Sandy McGrath
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Richard Griffiths

Head Porter - Caius College
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John Young

Reverend. J.D. Liddell
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Benny Young

Rob Liddell
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Yvonne Gilan

Mrs. Liddell
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Gerry Slevin

Colonel John Keddie
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Robin Pappas

Clare in 'The Mikado' (uncredited)
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Peter Cellier

Head Waiter - Savoy
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Stephen Mallatratt

Watson
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Colin Bruce

Taylor
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Alan Polonsky

Paxton
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Edward Wiley

Fitch
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Philip O'Brien

American Coach
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Ralph Lawton

Harbor Master
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Yves Beneyton

George Andre
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David Yelland

Prince of Wales
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Peter Egan

Duke of Sutherland
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Alan Lorimer

Minor Role
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Dave Turner

Phil Tait
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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

The sequence from 'The Mikado'
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Michael Jeyes

Footman
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David Kivlin

First Scots Boy
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Eddie Hughson

Second Scots Boy
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Gayle Garyson

Minor Role
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Rosy Clayton

Linda Wallis
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Sue Sammon

Minor Role
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Carole Ashby

Linda Boyland
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Linda Wallis

Minor Role
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Sarah Roache

Doreen Sloane
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Paul Howard

Alan Lorimer
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Nicholas Farrell

Aubrey Montague
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Derek Pringle

Captain of Cambridge Athletic Team (uncredited)
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Jack Smethurst

Sleeping Car Attendant
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Ruby Wax

Bunty
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Tess Dignan

Schoolgirl (as Teresa Dignan)
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David John

Ernest Liddell
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Patrick Doyle

Jimmie (as Pat Doyle)
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James Usher

Minor Role
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Garth Jones

Minor Role
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Leonard Mullen

Minor Role
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Paul Mahoney

Minor Role
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Phil Tait

Minor Role
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Kenneth Branagh

Artist (uncredited)
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Lorraine Daniels

Pitti-Sing in 'The Mikado' (uncredited)
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Andrew Hawkins

Secretary - Gilbert & Sullivan Society
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Mark English

Policeman (uncredited)
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Stephen Marzella

Undergraduate (uncredited)
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Roberta Morrell

Peep-Bo in 'The Mikado' (uncredited)
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Peter Jones

Leonard Mullen
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Michael Lonsdale

Garth Jones
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Kim Clifford

Sybil's Maid
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Linda Boyland

Minor Role
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Wallace Campbell

Highland Provost
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Stephen Fry

Artist (uncredited)
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Gordon Hammersley

President - Cambridge Athletic Club
Crew
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Hugh Hudson

Director
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Colin Welland

Writer
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