Running Brave (1983)
An inspiring sports movie
Running Brave is an entertaining and inspiring motion picture to get you back into the exercise groove or spur you into fitness action.
Directed by D. S. Everett & Donald Shebib
Stars: Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron, Jeff McCracken, August Schellenberg, Graham Greene
Running Brave in a nutshell: Underdog story of Billy Mills, the American Indian who came from obscurity to record one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history by winning the 10,000m event at Tokyo in 1964.
Why Running Brave is so inspirational: Being based on real events obviously makes this movie very appealing. The movie portrays Mills’ determination to better the best and not let the stereotypical attitude towards his origins bring him down — and so the movie will appeal to anyone who feels unfairly ostracized in their sport.
Fact about Running Brave: The casting of Robby Benson as Mills came about after a picture in a teen magazine that the Mills’ daughters were poring through was spotted by Billy Mills’ wife Pat — who immediately noticed that Benson had an uncanny likeness to her husband.