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Released October 13, 2000, 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' stars Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, Peter Madden. The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 43 min, and received a score of (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from respected critics.

Interested in knowing what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "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."

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