In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.
|Title||Chariots of Fire|
|Release Date||May 15, 1981|
|Production Company||The Ladd Company, Enigma Productions, Allied Stars, Ltd., 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Production Countries||United Kingdom|
|Casts||Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, Nicholas Farrell, Daniel Gerroll, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport|
|Plot Keywords||underdog, scotland, missionary, running, jewry, patriotism, mayor, praline, olympic games, jew, olympian sports team, ambition, sport, based on a true story, athletics,|