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.
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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.
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Who stars in Race: Cast List
Stephan James ... Jesse Owens
"21 Bridges" , "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Jeremy Irons ... Avery Brundage
"Better Start Swimming" , "Red Sparrow"
Jason Sudeikis ... Larry Snyder
"Angry Birds" , "Till Death"
Carice van Houten ... Leni Riefenstahl
"The Affair" , "Lost Girls and Love Hotels"
Amanda Crew ... Peggy
"Crazy Kind of Love" , "The Age Of Adaline"
William Hurt ... Jeremiah Mahoney
"Black Widow" , "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"
Who's making Race: Crew List
Jean Charles Levy
Production: What we know about Race?
- 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.
- Jeremy Irons will portray Avery Brundage, the head of the American Olympic committee who fought to have the 1936 Olympics take place in Berlin.
- 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.
- August 2015: The film was in Completed status.
- July 2014: The film was in Production status.
The film starts production this month.
Race Release Date: When was the film released?
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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