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Jack Ruby
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Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Need some Olympic themed or related film suggestions to keep the spirit going for just a little bit longer.

I've never seen Chariots of Fire before, and it's now streaming on Tubi, so that one seems like a natural fit.

I also may have to check out Prefontaine for the first time in about 20 years.

Anybody got anything else?


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tk for tu juan
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
There is another Prefontaine movie, Without Limits

There is also a blu-ray boxset with 100 years of Olympic film, from 1912 to 2012 Olympic Games
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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Tokyo Olympiad (1964) is on YouTube.

Its like NFL films.


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Jack Ruby
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
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Prefontaine movie, Without Limits



I always knew there were two Prefontaine biopics made about the same time, but I have never seen Without Limits or knew much about it.

Go to Imdb and Holy f-ing shite at the megapower in this film.


- Produced by Tom Cruise
- Directed and written by Robert Towne
- Shot by Conrad Hall
- Cameo by William Friedken
- Starring Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, and Monica Potter, along with a supporting cast of Dean Norris, Matthew Lillard, Jeremy Sisto snd William Mapother.

Damn, what a production. I'm renting it tommorrow.


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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Miracle to get hyped for the winter Olympics.


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jmorr34
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Munich


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Ingeniero
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
It's been years since I watched either one but I think I remember Without Limits being the better movie.



wrlakers
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
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Need some Olympic themed or related film suggestions to keep the spirit going for just a little bit longer.


This one is kinda old, but I recall really liking it when I saw it. Disclaimer: I was young when I saw it.

Babe (1975)

The story of Babe Didrickson, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and returned to become a world champion golfer, her battles to be accepted as a woman in a man's sports world, and her fight against cancer.


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Keys Open Doors
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Chariots of Fire is very good.

There is pretty much no major antagonist (the Cambridge headmasters are very minor characters), which is probably much more realistic than most sports movies with somewhat cartoonish villains.


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MudBugLover
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
maybe its time to watch I Tonya? I thought it was pretty good, if a little depressing


Jack Ruby
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
I, Tonya is just depressing.

Caught most of Without Limits today. Sutherland was great in it.

Going to do Chariots of Fire tomorrow.



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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Chariots is one of the least depressing movies ever made and pretty inspiring so a good post Olympic choice


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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Check out the Olympics.com video section. There are several years of "official films". The LA '84 one is 4 hours and poetry dang good. I watched about an hour of it 3 weeks ago. There's also the 1936 NAZI propaganda Olympic film.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Lots of good recommendations. The 1976 Montreal documentary is streaming on the TCM website this month. Here are some off the beaten path ones

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Geordie is the story of a very small boy, who feels that the girl he loves is ignoring him because of his size. He decides to take a correspondence course in body-building. At 21, Geordie becomes one of the tallest and strongest men in Scotland and an expert at throwing the hammer. His success story leads him to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. But will the new man that he is be able to charm Jean, his life-long sweetheart?


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Charming ladies' man Cary Grant becomes a charismatic matchmaker in his final screen appearance in WALK, DON'T RUN. When English industrialist Sir William Rutland (Grant) arrives in Tokyo on business, the influx of tourists for the upcoming Olympic games makes it impossible to find lodging. So Grant fast-talks his way into sharing an apartment with beautiful Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar) for a few days. To further confuse matters, Grant invites Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), a member of the U.S.Olympic team, to share his half of the apartment. Three's definitely a crowd as Grant plays Cupid between Eggar and Hutton- much to Eggar's stodgy's surprise. Will Grant manage to send his roomies tothe altar? Only if he solves the many comical complications that come his way! Filmed entirely on location, WALK, DON'T RUN is a fitting coda to the dapper, debonair style and screen career of superstar Cary Grant.
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The 500 Pound Jerk (1973)
Director:
William Kronick
Writer:
James S. Henerson
Stars:
James Franciscus, Alex Karras, Hope Lange

Alex Karras stars as a naive backwoods strong-man, whose acute ability to lift weights brings him to the attention of a slick sports promoter (James Franciscus). Karras is carefully groomed to compete in the 1972 Olympics;Franciscus gives him explicit instructions to flex his muscles, tote his weights, and to steer clear of trouble. But the bucolic muscle-man upsets the apple-cart by falling in love with a beautiful Russian gymnast (Claudia Butenuth). Karras innocently enmeshes the American team in a hot-potato International incident. Telecast some three months after the actual Olympics (allowing for plenty of stock footage of the real games), 500 Pound Jerk has become a perennial local-station entry, suitable for weekend showings whenever a sports event is suddenly cancelled.


And RA'd for move to the MTV board since this board is going away
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Wally Sparks
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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
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It's been years since I watched either one but I think I remember Without Limits being the better movie.



Same.


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re: Olympic movie suggestions to satisfy post-Tokyo blues
Wasn't R Lee Ermey Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine?


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