Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Genres - Biography, Drama, History, Sports  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Historical Film, Sport Film  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1981  |   Run Time - 125 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

The film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films. The film is also notable for its memorable instrumental theme tune by Vangelis, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

The film's title was inspired by the line, "Bring me my chariot of fire," from the William Blake poem adapted into the popular British hymn "Jerusalem"; the hymn is heard at the end of the film. The original phrase "chariot(s) of fire" is from 2 Kings 2:11 and 6:17 in the Bible.

Movie Info

Budget

$5,500,000

Box Office

$59,303,359

Tags

1910s, 1920s, Academy Award, British, Cambridge University, Eric Liddell, Harold Abrahams, Jew, Missionary, Olympic Athlete, Olympic Games, Running, Scotland, Spiritual/Religious, True Stories, Underdog

Attributes

Filming Location: Edinburgh
Narrative Location: England, Paris
Time Period: 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924

Alternate Titles

Arrabehay-e atash
IR
Ateş arabaları
TR
Carele de foc
RO
Carros de fuego
MX, ES
Carrozas de fuego
AR, PE
Carruagens de Fogo
BR
Chariots of Fire
AU, CA, IN, GB, US
De overwinnaars
NL
Die Stunde des Siegers
DE
Honoo no rannâ
JP
Ildvognene
NO
Les chariots de feu
CA
Les Chariots de feu
FR
Momenti di gloria
IT
Momentos de Glória
PT
Ognjene kocije
SI
Ohnivé vozy
CS
Rydwany ognia
PL
Triumfens ögonblick
FI, SE
Tulivaunut
FI
Tűzszekerek
HU
Ugnies vežimai
LT
Vatrene kočije
HR, RS
Viljen til sejr
DK
Οι Δρόμοι της Φωτιάς
GR
Ватрене кочије
RS
Колісниці вогню
UA
Огнени колесници
BG
Огненные колесницы
, RU
火戰車
TW
炎のランナー
JP
불의 전차
KR