Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers
Genres: Drama, History, Sport
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Lord Birkenhead: Liddell, he is your future king, are you refusing to shake his hand? Does your arrogance extend that far?Eric Liddell: My arrogance, sir, extends just as far as my conscience demands.Lord Birkenhead: Fine, then let's hope that is wise enough to give you room to maneuver.
Another flag gaffe: The Canadian flag in the 1920s was either the red ensign or the Union Jack. The Maple Leaf only became the national flag in 1965.
In the film, the 100 meter bronze medalist is a fictional character named Tom Watson. The real medalist was Arthur Porritt of New Zealand, who asked his name not to be used.