Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers
Genres: Drama, History, Sport
Trivia: 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.
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.
Trivia: The wonderful soundtrack to this movie topped the US Billboard charts and won the academy award too.
Trivia: The film's title was inspired by the line "Bring me my chariot of fire" from the William Blake poem which was adapted into the popular hymn, "Jerusalem". The hymn is heard at the end of the film.
Trivia: The famous beach running scene was filmed at West Sands, St. Andrews. A plaque commemorating the filming can be found there today.
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