Release Date: October 13th, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2007
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min
Fleet-footed Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) is a rebellious teenager in the poverty-stricken town of Nottingham, in northern England, who enjoys running as an escape from his harsh reality. Caught stealing cash from a bakery, Colin is sent to a reform school where the manipulative governor (Michael Redgrave) promotes sports as rehabilitation by enlisting Colin in a foot race against a prestigious rival school. What the governor doesn't realize is that Colin is not so easily disciplined.
Director: Tony Richardson
Production Co: Bryanston Films Ltd., British Lion Film Corporation [gb], Woodfall Film Productions
Distributors: Continental Distributing Inc.