Race Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Carice van Houten, Jason Sudeikis, Amanda Crew, Joe Shrapnel, Jeremy Irons, Stephan James, Anna Waterhouse, Stephen Hopkins, Jonathan Aris, Jean Charles Levy, William Hurt, Eli Goree, Giacomo Gianniotti, Kate Garwood, Luc Dayan

Release Date:

Friday, February 19, 2016 Nationwide

N/A   NOT AVAILABLE MPA
Runtime: 2 hrs, 5 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

official plot version from focusfeatures.com


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Who stars in Race: Cast List

... Jesse Owens

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... Avery Brundage

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... Larry Snyder

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... Leni Riefenstahl

Brimstone , The Affair  

... Peggy

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... Jeremiah Mahoney

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... Sam Stoller

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... Arthur Lill

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... Dave Albritton

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Who's making Race: Crew List

A look at the Race behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Stephen Hopkins last directed The Fugitive. The film's writer Anna Waterhouse last wrote The Gray Man and Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins .

Producers

Luc Dayan
Kate Garwood
Stephen Hopkins
Jean Charles Levy

Production Companies

Production: What we know about Race?

Key Facts

  1. 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.
  2. Jeremy Irons will portray Avery Brundage, the head of the American Olympic committee who fought to have the 1936 Olympics take place in Berlin.
  3. 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2014 - July: The film was set to Production  status.

    The film starts production this month.

Race Release Date: When was the film released?


Race was a Nationwide release in 2016 on Friday, February 19, 2016. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Risen, Forsaken and We Are Twisted F***ing Sister.

Race DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Race was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 .

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