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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, February 19, 2016 (Nationwide)

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Runtime: 2 hrs, 5 m
Language: English

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

"21 Bridges" , "If Beale Street Could Talk"  

... Avery Brundage

"Better Start Swimming" , "Red Sparrow"  

... Larry Snyder

"Angry Birds" , "Till Death"  

... Leni Riefenstahl

"The Affair" , "Lost Girls and Love Hotels"  

... Peggy

"Crazy Kind of Love" , "The Age Of Adaline"  

... Jeremiah Mahoney

"Black Widow" , "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"  

... Sam Stoller

"The Cuban"  

... Arthur Lill

"Boyz in the Wood" , "Sightseers "  

... Dave Albritton

"One Night In Miami..."  

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 Seberg and The Aftermath.

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. August 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2014: The film was in Production status.
  3. The film starts production this month.

Race Release Date: When was the film released?

Race was released in 2016 on Friday, February 19, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Risen, The Witch and Snowtime!.


When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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