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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Running Movies To Watch Out For

If you're resourceful enough, try looking for these movies. I've placed them in the order of my wish list.
1) Five Thousand Meters
Every four years, the world of track and field focuses on one event, and in 2004, the focus was on Athens. Across the U.S., runners dreamed of representing their country, competing against the best, and being an Olympian. Five Thousand Meters: Nothing Comes Easy chronicles the quest of nine runners attempting to make the team in the 5k. Some were considered favorites to make the team. Others were virtual unknowns hoping to breakout at the right time. But through the training, the injuries, the races, the disappointment, and the breakthroughs, they will give everything they have to chase the same dream.
Website: Official Site
2) Four Minutes
Synopsis: Premiering on ESPN2 on October 6th, Four Minutes is based on a screenplay by sportswriter Frank Deford, Four Minutes portrays the build up to Roger Bannister’s legendary first sub-four minute mile on May 6, 1954. With artful action shots and a dramatic soundtrack, Four Minutes director Charles Beeson effectively captures the intensity of the mile race, while his use of actual vintage race footage helps seal the authenticity of the film.
3) Saint Ralph
Synopsis: Set in Hamilton in 1954, Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest to win the Boston Marathon. Ralph is a fatherless 14-year-old with a seriously ill mother, who knows he's a time bomb waiting to explode into greatness, except that he has no idea where that greatness will manifest itself. An unfortunate incident of self-abuse in the community pool inadvertently sets him on this road when, as penance, Ralph is conscripted to the cross-country team. Desperate to believe a miracle will bring his mother out of a coma, Ralph becomes a convert to the church of running, and determines to win the Boston Marathon.
Website: Official Site


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