King of the Olympics (1988)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Part One of the made-for-TV King of the Olympics recounted the efforts of Avery Brundage (David Selby) to mount the first modern Olympic contest of 1896. Part Two re-recounts what we've already seen. While the rare film clips of the pre-20th century games are fascinating, the surrounding story is a four-hour yawnfest. The full title of this top-heavy effort was King of the Olympics: The Lives and Loves of Avery Brundage, which frankly promised more than it could (or would) deliver.



athlete, Olympic-Games, Olympic-sports, relationship