The Games

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"The spectacle behind the spectacle"
  • G
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.2  (455)

The Games is a movie that brings viewers a closer look at four particular marathon runners as they prepare for the Rome Olympics. Each runner comes from a unique background and history, hailing from Britain, the Czech Republic, America and Australia, and the movie follows the various aspirations and hardships each has had to endure in order to make it to where he stands as an athlete. The British runner faces strenuously high demands from his forceful coach; the Australian runner, an Aborigine, competes in the hopes to represent the plight of his people on the national stage; the Czech athlete runs for the glory it may bring to his nation; the American fights against his own declining health in order to participate in the marathons. The Games follows the trials and tribulations of these four individuals in the training months leading up to the game, finally culminating at the competition itself. Despite their varying backgrounds, personalities and origins, the games bring out a common quality of the desire for victory, and the human condition, in all of these athletes: a focal point of the film.

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The Games is a movie that brings viewers a closer look at four particular marathon runners as they prepare for the Rome Olympics. Each runner comes from a unique background and history, hailing from Britain, the Czech Republic, America and Australia, and the movie follows the various aspirations and hardships each has had to endure in order to make it to where he stands as an athlete.

The British runner faces strenuously high demands from his forceful coach; the Australian runner, an Aborigine, competes in the hopes to represent the plight of his people on the national stage; the Czech athlete runs for the glory it may bring to his nation; the American fights against his own declining health in order to participate in the marathons.

The Games follows the trials and tribulations of these four individuals in the training months leading up to the game, finally culminating at the competition itself. Despite their varying backgrounds, personalities and origins, the games bring out a common quality of the desire for victory, and the human condition, in all of these athletes: a focal point of the film.

The Games is a 1970 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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  • Release Date
    1970
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (455)