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Actor: Shirley Jo Finney; Cicely Tyson; Denzel Washington
Director: Bud Greenspan
Genres: Drama, Television, Sports
NR     2006     2hr 27min


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Actor: Shirley Jo Finney; Cicely Tyson; Denzel Washington
Director: Bud Greenspan
Genres: Drama, Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Olympics
Studio: S'more Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Full length
DVD Release Date: 01/17/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1977
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

This Is A Good Movie!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this movie on TV and I really liked it. It is based on a true story and is about Olympic track and field athlete Wilma Rudolph who had contacted Polio when she was 4 years old and despite that went on to become an olympic gold winning athlete and this movie is an inspiration to follow ones dreams and never give up. Wilma Rudolph is played by Cicely Tyson who was wonderful and I highly recommend this movie!"
Excellent retelling of Wilma Rudolph's life
WV Born | Charlotte, NC | 01/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I owned this in VHS format, and I was very happy to finally have it in DVD. Wilma Rudolph is an inspirational person - one who overcame polio, poverty, etc., to set the world on its heels in the Olympics. A very young Denzel Washington plays Robert, Wilma's love interest. Cicely Tyson is superb as usual. Although originally made for TV, the film speaks well to a turbulent time. I love the scenes when the Tennessee Tech. Coach Temple makes the jokes about FDR in his social studies lessons and when he makes his sprinters run cross country to build their endurance. It shows he was a man ahead of his time."
Loves To Read | Twin Cities, MN USA | 07/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This made for TV docudrama is the true story of Wilma Rudolph, one of America's greatest Olympic athletes. Wilma was born into a poor (by our standards), black family in Tennessee and rose to become the crowd favorite at the 1960 Olympics in Rome where she became the fastest woman in the world and the first American woman to win three gold medals in the same competition. Her journey included overcoming a debilitating case of polio at a young age which forced her to wear a brace and heavy shoes for several years and receive daily therapy. She also lived and competed in a world where being black in the deep South meant being segregated and second class. She also had to overcome an unwanted pregnancy which threatened to end her career early. It is an amazing story of perseverance and the love of a family and the support of her coach and community. As with Jesse Owens ahead of her and so many athletes, there is a coach behind her success, Ed Temple, the track coach at Tennessee State who saw in Wilma the raw potential of a great athlete. The movie builds to a climax with the Rome Olympics and shows all three of the actual events in which she won the gold medals. She also went on to become a role model for young women and the first real superstar female athlete and also an ambassador for amateur athletics.[...]"