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Chariots Of Fire

Released

Oct 09, 1981

Latest Home Video

Jul 10, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

Hugh Hudson

Cast

Ben Cross
Ian Charleson
Ian Holm
Nicholas Farrell

Studio

1981 Warner Brothers

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Synopsis

Set in post World War I, this film is based on the true-life story of two elite British athletes pursuing Olympic gold in 1924.

Content Details

Why Is Chariots Of Fire Rated PG?

Chariots Of Fire is rated PG

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Overall: B+
While the use of tobacco and alcohol among athletes may cause concern, this thought-provoking film succeeds at examining the varied motives that compel men to compete and excel.

Violence: B+
Minor characters are depicted with war injuries, starting guns are used at races, character is upset about losing race.

Sexual Content: A-
Men shown without shirts in locker room, brief kissing between unmarried adult couple.

Language: B+
At least: Six uses of mild profanity, name calling among young men, Terms of Deity used as proper noun.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Smoking and drinking is portrayed among college students and athletes, drinking is depicted at social gatherings, man is shown drinking and smoking to relieve stress, men are drunk in bar, Olympic officials are shown smoking and drinking.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated -----
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: NA

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Blu-ray Notes: Chariots of Fire

Release Date: 10 July 2012

Chariots of Fire races onto Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Commentary by Hugh Hudson

-Wings on their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire

- Chariots of Fire: A Reunion

- Sprint Around the Quad

- Famous Opening Shot

- Deleted scenes

- Screen tests

- Paris, 1924: Birth of the Modern Olympics

- David Puttnam: A Cinematic Champion

- Hugh Hudson: Journey to the Gold

DVD Notes: Chariots of Fire Special Edition (2 Disc Set)

Release Date: February 1, 2005

This Special Edition of Chariots of Fire includes a commentary by director Hugh Hudson, the actors’ screen tests, seven deleted scenes, as well as two features, Wings on their Heels: the Making of Chariots of Fire, and Chariots of Fire- A Reunion. It also provides an Easter Egg with director Hugh Hudson, producer Lord Puttnam and actor Nigel Havers; and another with actor Ben Cross. The English audio track is available in Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles.

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