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Chariots of Fire Movie

Movie Summary for Chariots of Fire


A popular 80s movie about following one’s dream as two track athletes give new meaning to running a race.

Chariots of Fire DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Chariots of Fire was released on February 1, 2005 by Warner Home Video and is rated PG.


Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams are two strongly religious track stars who are competing against each other in the Paris Olympics in the movie Chariots of Fire.

One runs the race for God and the other runs to be accepted by society. In the end, they both achieve their goal and prove that hard work and determination can pay off in the movie Chariots of Fire.


Aubrey Montague - Nicholas Farrell
Lord Andrew Lindsay - Nigel Havers
Eric Liddell - Ian Charleson
Harold Abrahams - Ben Cross
Henry Stallard - Daniel Gerroll
Sam Mussabini - Ian Holm
Master of Trinity - Sir John Gielgud
Master of Caius - Lindsay Anderson
Lord Birkenhead - Nigel Davenport
Jennie Liddell - Cheryl Campbell
Sybil Gordon - Alice Krige
Charles Paddock - Dennis Christopher
Jackson Scholz - Brad Davis
Lord Cadogan - Patrick Magee
Duke of Sutherland - Peter Egan


Call it divine intervention but after completing the script for the movie “Chariots of Fire,” screenwriter Colin Welland wanted to name the movie “Runners.” But, while listening to a religious program, a hymn came on with the words chariots of fire in it.

Women were disguised as men with fake mustaches to make up the male military band on the movie Chariots of Fire.

Academy Awards:

Ian Holm won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire.

Hugh Hudson won for Best Director for Chariots of Fire.

Vangelis won for Best Original Score for Chariots of Fire.

David Puttnam, Producer won for Best Picture for Chariots of Fire.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Chariots of Fire was released to theatres on 09/25/1981 by Sony, and grossed $57,159,946 at the box office in the US.

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