Chariots of Fire
Chariots of fire
Directed By
Hugh Hudson
Produced By
David Puttnam, Dodi Fayed
Written By
Colin Welland
Ian Holm, Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
Distributed By
200px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Release Date
30 March 1981
118 minutes
Rating PG
$5.5 million
$58.9 million

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.

Directed by Hugh Hudson, 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 written by Colin Welland and was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Original Score by Vangelis.

It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films.

Top ListsEdit

  • BFI Top 100 British films (1999) – rank 19
  • Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1982 (USA) (May 8) – Vangelis, Chariots of Fire theme
  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers (2006) – rank 100


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