Race Movie Poster
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Release Date:

  • February 19, 2016

DVD: May 31, 2016

2h 15m | Drama

The true story of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), the African American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Jesse (Stephan James) goes to Ohio State to study and while there, is spotted by coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), who recognizes Jesse's potential. He inspires Jesse to aim for gold at the next Olympics, to be held in Germany. Meanwhile American officials deliberate on whether the United States should participate or withdraw, due to Hitler’s Nazi regime and its treatment of Jews and other minorities.

  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal. Lead actor Stephan James was born and raised in Toronto.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Dominique Séguin, Jean-Charles Levy, Karsten Brünig, Kate Garwood, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Luc Dayan, Nicolas Manuel, Stephen Hopkins, Thierry Potok
Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton, William Hurt
Writer(s): Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Inspiration: Jesse Owens
Official Site: racethefilm.com

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