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The Sporting Life is a 1963 sports drama. Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts star and Lindsay Anderson directed the movie. Harris won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.The story centers on a rugby player named Frank Machin who is more successful in his sporting life than in his romantic life. Machin is a young coal miner from Yorkshire. He has a aggressive and bitter outlook on life. A local rugby manager is attracted by Machin’s aggressive personality and thinks that he can turn Machin into a rugby player. Machin proves to be brutal and successful on the rugby field. This is a gritty and realistic working class drama, Harris is perfect as the bitter and socially inept Machin.

This Sporting Life is an Drama movie that was released in 1963 and has a run time of 2 hr 14 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

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Not Rated
| 1963 | 2 hr 14 min | 7.7/10
Cast
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell
Director
Lindsay Anderson
Produced By
Karel Reisz
Language
English
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