Chariots of Fire

Audio problem: In the long shot of the scene where Harold Abrahams is sitting in the stands after losing to Liddell a groundsman is lifting the seats. The clattering sound from this is out of synch with his movements.

Continuity mistake: When Eric Liddell is approaching the end of the Olympic 400 metre race the camera cuts away for reaction shots of those watching and responding to his approaching victory. The close-up shot of Harold Abrahams is taken from earlier in the film when Harold was reacting to his own defeat by Eric. You can see at the bottom of the frame that Harold is wearing a tweed jacket and not the blue official blazer of the British team which he would have been wearing while viewing Eric's race.

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Lord Cadogan: Don't be impertinent, Liddell.
Eric Liddell: The impertinence lies, sir, with those who seek to influence a man to deny his beliefs.

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Trivia: Eric's sister Jenny was in China at this time. She adored her brother and did not try to discourage him. She was put in the film to represent Eric's conscience.

Allan Patterson
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