Chariots of Fire

Chariots Of Fire
  • 1981
  • UK
  • 2h 3min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hugh Hudson
  • Written by: Colin Welland
  • Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Ian Holm
  • Language: English, French
  • UK release: 13 July 2012

Worryingly jingoistic vision of the 1924 Paris Olympics and the exploits of runners Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell that, in its numerous slow-motion races, is to blame for Vangelis soundtracks becoming synonymous with athletics. Nevertheless, it won a fair few Oscars.

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