Personal Best 1982

Personal Best

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Mariel Hemingway has a career-making star turn in this highly physical drama about two Olympic athletes who find each other during competitive training.

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Young sprinter Chris Cahill (Mariel Hemingway) is having difficulty reaching her potential as an athlete, until she meets established track star Tory Skinner (Patrice Donnelly). At first the two women form a friendship as Tory and her coach (Scott Glenn) help Chris with her training. Gradually, Tory and Chris start having a sexual relationship and become very close. Their intimacy becomes complicated when Chris' improvement causes them to be competitors for the Olympic team.

Cast

Mariel Hemingway
as Chris Cahill
Scott Glenn
as Terry Tingloff
Patrice Donnelly
as Tory Skinner
Kenny Moore
as Denny Stites
Jim Moody
as Roscoe Travis
Kari Gosswiller
as Penny Brill
Jodi Anderson
as Nadia `Pooch' Anderson
Emily Dole
as Maureen
Jan Van Reenen
as Yelovitch
Jane Frederick
as Fern Wadkins
Cindy Gilbert
as Charlene Benveniste
Marlene Harmon
as Pam Burnside
Linda Waltman
as Debbie Floyd
Cindy Banks
as Kim Stone
Milan Tiff
as Willie Lee
Earl Bell
as Randy Van Zile
Larry Pennell
as Rick Cahill
Luana Anders
as Rita Cahill
Robert Patten
as Colin Sales
Margaret Ellison
as Nellie Bowdeen
Charlie Jones
as TV Announcer
Frank Shorter
as TV Announcer
Jim Tracy
as Duane
Janet Hake
as Waitress
Robert Horn
as Water Polo Coach
Christopher Vargas
as Water Polo Player
Wendell Ray
as PA Announcer
Richard Martini
as Meet Manager
Len Dawson
as Announcer
Clim Jackson
as Men's Team Member
John Smith
as Men's Team Member
Anna Biller
as Women's Team Member
Susan Brownell
as Women's Team Member
Desiree Gauthier
as Women's Team Member
Sharon Hatfield
as Women's Team Member
Linda Hightower
as Women's Team Member
Joan Russell
as Women's Team Member
Themis Zambrzycki
as Women's Team Member
Leroy R. Perry Jr.
as Chiropractor
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