16 Days of Glory (1986)

Genres - Sports & Recreation, History  |   Sub-Genres - Sports, Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 145 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally released to theaters, the 145-minute documentary 16 DAYS OF GLORY is comprised of footage recorded by 18 separate cameras during the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles. Highlights include the opening-day ceremonies of July 28, 1984; the inspiring story of Englishman Dave Moorcroft, who set the 5000-meter run world record in 1982; and the emergence of 16-year-old gymnast Mary Lou Retton. Covered events range from swimming to judo, offering well-intentioned sidebars detailing the triumphs and tribulations of the various participants.

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Olympic-Games, Summer-Olympics, gymnastics, track [track and field], chemotherapy, sports, steeplechase

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High Production Values