Chariots of Fire
Academy Awards - BEST PICTURE - 1981

True story of events leading up to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

Eric Liddell, a devout Christian and Scottish college student, wins the 400 meters after falling and then getting up and making up the difference. 

Harold Abrahams, a Jewish student athlete, wins the 100 meter dash.  

A note at the end of the film tells us Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) became a missionary to China where he died in 1945 in a Japanese internment camp. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) married Sybil Gordon (Alice Krige) and became a successful sports journalist and advocate for amateur athletics.   

Thanks Joy Z !

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