The Four Minute Mile (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 188 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Richard Huw stars as Roger Bannister in this British TV biopic. Overcoming childhood paralysis, Bannister grows up to be one of the true legends of the athletic world. While holding down a fulltime physician's job in 1954, he finds time to become the first man ever to run the mile in four minutes. His story is fleshed out by numerous subplots and peripheral characters. Michael York does a guest turn as Frank Stampfl, while Nique Needles appears as John Landy, the runner who came in second to Bannister. Originally produced in 1988, The Four Minute Mile was made available to American cable TV in 1992.

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track [track and field], achievement, athlete, competition, determination, running