The Games (1970)

The Games (1970)





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Not to be confused with the 1966 Diabolique rip-off Games, 1970's The Games is set during the Rome Olympics. The film zeroes in on four contestants in the 26-mile marathon race: Briton Michael Crawford, American Ryan O'Neal, Czech Charles Aznavour and Australian Athol Compton. Scenes of the grueling training sessions are placed in context with the personal dramas of the four men. Crawford is being driven to the breaking point by trainer Stanley Baker, O'Neal is suffering from a dangerous heart condition, Aznavour is past forty but obliged to compete by his government, and Compton is an Aborigine fighting a lifelong battle against prejudice. Eric Segal, himself an avid runner adapted the screenplay of The Games from the novel by Hugh Atkinson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Sports & Fitness
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Ryan O'Neal
as Scott Reynolds
Stanley Baker
as Bill Oliver
Michael Crawford
as Harry Hayes
Fritz Weaver
as Kovanda
Charles Aznavour
as Pavel Vendek
Karel Stepanek
as Kubitsek
Stephanie Beacham
as Angela Simmonds
Kent Smith
as Kaverley
Mona Washbourne
as Mrs. Hayes
Sam Elliott
as Richie
Jeremy Kemp
as Jim Harcourt
John Allen
as John
Elaine Taylor
as Christine
Basil Dignam
as Weston
Bob Cunningham
as Fred Gardner
Dale Ishimoto
as Japanese Doctor
Colin Jeavons
as Earnest Man
Rafer Johnson
as Commentator
Harvey Hall
as Stuart Simmonds
John Alkin
as John
Bill Oliver
as Stanley Baker
June Jago
as Mae Harcourt
Reg Lye
as Gilmour
Paddy Webster
as Jocelyn
Don Newsome
as Cal Wood
Athol Compton
as Sunny Pintubi
Emmy Werner
as Vera Vendek
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