Chariots of Fire Poster

Release Date: September 25th, 1981

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2005

PG|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) in his single-minded quest.

Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, John Gielgud, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell, Ian Holm, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport

Director: Hugh Hudson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Allied Stars, Warner Brothers

Keywords: Heartwarming, Transformation, Inspiring, Sister, Quest

Awards

Nominated Supporting Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Supporting Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Directing
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)