The Games (1970)

G | 97 mins | Drama | 1970

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in England, Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Australia, and Japan. Opened in London in Jul ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in England, Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Australia, and Japan. Opened in London in Jul 1970. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Michael Winner-Lester Linsk Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
English loc mgr
Tech adv
Constr mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Games by Hugh Atkinson (London, 1967).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Costa Mesa, California, opening: 21 April 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37951
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
97
MPAA Rating:
G
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Four long distance runners train in different parts of the world for the Olympics in Rome; all are planning to run in the gruelling 26-mile marathon. In England, milkman Harry Hayes trains under his ruthless coach, Bill Oliver, who forces Harry to give up his girl friend Christine. Yale University student Scott Reynolds uses stimulants during a race in Japan despite his heart ailment. Sunny Pintubi, an Australian aborigine under the tutelage of Charlie Gilmour, an unscrupulous promoter and gambler who wagers heavily on Sunny's races, is entered in the Olympics over the protests of the racially prejudiced Australian Olympics Committee. The Czechoslovakian champion, Col. Pavel Vendek, enters the race at the request of his government despite the fact that he is 41 years old. The big race finally takes place, but in extremely hot weather. Reynolds is overcome by the heat and stimulants and runs into a wall; Harry, fiercely driven by Oliver, collapses in exhaustion long before the finish; and Pintubi manages to beat Vendek, the sentimental favorite, and win the gold ... +


Four long distance runners train in different parts of the world for the Olympics in Rome; all are planning to run in the gruelling 26-mile marathon. In England, milkman Harry Hayes trains under his ruthless coach, Bill Oliver, who forces Harry to give up his girl friend Christine. Yale University student Scott Reynolds uses stimulants during a race in Japan despite his heart ailment. Sunny Pintubi, an Australian aborigine under the tutelage of Charlie Gilmour, an unscrupulous promoter and gambler who wagers heavily on Sunny's races, is entered in the Olympics over the protests of the racially prejudiced Australian Olympics Committee. The Czechoslovakian champion, Col. Pavel Vendek, enters the race at the request of his government despite the fact that he is 41 years old. The big race finally takes place, but in extremely hot weather. Reynolds is overcome by the heat and stimulants and runs into a wall; Harry, fiercely driven by Oliver, collapses in exhaustion long before the finish; and Pintubi manages to beat Vendek, the sentimental favorite, and win the gold medal. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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