Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Factual error: 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.

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Continuity mistake: In the 1924 Olympics, the Eric Liddell character is handed a slip of paper prior to running. As he runs in the race, the paper is not in his hand. When he crosses the finish line it magically reappears.

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Factual error: When Abrahams arrives in Cambridge by train there is a bridge across the tracks. At that time there was no bridge across the railway tracks at Cambridge station. It looks good but is wrong. Cambridge has an extremely long platform that serves trains both to and from London.

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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.

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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.

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Trivia: The wonderful soundtrack to this movie topped the US Billboard charts and won the academy award too.

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