Running Brave

Running Brave

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Director: D.S. Everett, Donald Shebib

Cast: D.S. Everett, Donald Shebib, Robby Benson, Pat Hingle

     
 
In the case of this dramatized story about a Native American who thrilled the world when he won the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the subject is far nobler than the script, the dialogue, and the acting. Billy Mills (Robby Benson), a member of the Sioux tribe from South Dakota, ran track at the University of Kansas under a hard-nosed coach and competed

Overview

In the case of this dramatized story about a Native American who thrilled the world when he won the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the subject is far nobler than the script, the dialogue, and the acting. Billy Mills (Robby Benson), a member of the Sioux tribe from South Dakota, ran track at the University of Kansas under a hard-nosed coach and competed successfully for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. His extraordinary feat of beating out a field of world-famous, championship runners stands in stark contrast to the clichéd characters that are portrayed here as an important part of his personal world. Issues of discrimination and alienation are sidestepped as well, leaving a watered-down version of a life that must have been a considerable challenge when the running shoes were off.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0692865185338
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Trinity Home Ent
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Fullscreen presentation; English 2.0; Scene selection; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robby Benson Billy Mills
Pat Hingle Coach Bill Easton
Claudia Cron Pat Mills
Jeff McCracken Dennis
August Schellenberg Billy's father
Denis Lacroix Frank
Graham Greene Eddie
Margo Kane Catherin
Jack Ackroyd Actor
George Clutesi Actor
Paul Hubbard Actor
Tantoo Martin Actor
Michael J. Reynolds Roger Douglas
Fred Keating Actor

Technical Credits
D.S. Everett Director
Donald Shebib Director
Henry Bean Screenwriter
Barbara Dunphy Art Director,Production Designer
Ira Englander Producer
Shirl Hendryx Screenwriter
Earl Herdan Editor
Tony Lower Editor
Mike Post Score Composer
Francois Protat Cinematographer
Carol Spier Production Designer
Martin Walters Asst. Director
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Zinner Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Off to Kansas [23:14]
2. First Place [22:33]
3. A Family Visit [23:50]
4. A Strong Love/End Credits [35:53]

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