Race

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2016 | Biography Drama | 2hrs, 5m

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, February 19, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Stephan James
Jesse Owens
Jeremy Irons
Avery Brundage
Jason Sudeikis
Larry Snyder
Carice van Houten
Leni Riefenstahl
William Hurt
Jeremiah Mahoney
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DIRECTOR

Stephen Hopkins

Screenwriter

Anna Waterhouse
Joe Shrapnel

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Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Jason Sudeikis will star as Jesse Owens' obsessive coach and mentor Larry Snyder, who, after a prestigious track career himself, became a coach at Ohio State University. Snyder coached athletes who set 14 world records and won eight Olympic gold medals.
  • Jeremy Irons will portray Avery Brundage, the head of the American Olympic committee who fought to have the 1936 Olympics take place in Berlin.
  • The movie is produced by Jean Charles Lévy for Forecast Pictures, Luc Dayan for ID+, Kate Garwood and Stephen Hopkins for Totally Commercial Films, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Dominique Séguin for Canada's Solofilms, and Karsten Brünig and Thierry Potok for Germany's Trinity Race GmbH.

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