Saint Ralph (2004)
An inspirational running classic
Saint Ralph is an inspirational and entertaining epic that is sure to make you want to go out and buy some new running kit so you can get back on track with your fitness.
Tagline: Finding yourself on the starting line of life.
Saint Ralph in a nutshell
This is a Canadian movie about the struggles of a 14-year old boy, Ralph Walker (Adam Butcher), who loses his father in a war and has to deal with the fact that his mother is in hospital in a coma. As a punishment for his behavior in school, Ralph’s stern headteacher forces him to join the cross country team. Ralph takes to the running, and his coach recognises his talent and starts training him for the Boston Marathon.
The movie follows Ralph’s story as he sets out to perform an almost impossible running feat – namely winning the Boston Marathon – because he believes that this miracle will bring his mother out of her coma. The running scenes in the movie are highlighted well, and the unheralded, captivating story is well worth checking out.