The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 204 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Some sort of Bad Timing Award must surely be bestowed upon the otherwise worthwhile Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story. David Keith stars as American athlete Wayne Robinson, whose main goal in life is to win the Olympic Decathlon. His dream is compromised when he falls in love with Soviet athlete Anya Andreyev (Stephanie Zimbalist), sparking an international cause celebre. First shown in two parts on May 25 and 26, 1980, Golden Moment was timed to coincide with the telecast of the 1980 Olympics--from which the United States had just withdrawn! Even with this working against it, the film performed reasonably well in the ratings, and also managed to pick up an Emmy nomination for best sound mixing.



decathlon, gymnastics, game, love, Olympic-Games, Russia, sports, Summer