Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
Olympic-Games, Summer-Olympics, gymnastics, track [track and field], chemotherapy, sports, steeplechase
High Production Values