Jesse Owens dreams of winning a gold medal and being the best athlete he can be, thrust into the spotlight in the very controversial 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He overcomes all of the odds to prove just how good he is. This film shows his rise and accomplishments that almost didn’t actually happen!
Travis Freeman is a star player for his High School American Football team, everything in his life has been about playing football. But everything is about to change when an illness costs him his sight and he must adapt to a new life of being blind.
Four Liverpool fans travel to Istanbul (without tickets) but with the dream of seeing their team lift the UEFA Champions League trophy for the fifth time against AC Milan.
The true story of how Phiona’s life is changed forever when Robert introduces a group of Ugandan children to the game of Chess. The strategy and logic required seems perfect for the girl who can easily problem solve.
As you will always already know if you follow my blog I absolutely love Sport in Film. I work in sport and find the film appreciation of that to be something special at times.
I have therefore decided to try and come up with reasons that make a great sports film and then come up with the ultimate film that well pretty much has it all. Which might be easier said than done considering the high calibre of films available.
Lance Armstrong was one of the most popular and famous sport stars in the world. Coming from beating cancer and being unstoppable on the bike, but an Irish sports journalist David Walsh isn’t convinced that the amazing performances are done without cheating.
Jim White an American Football coach loses it all when his temper gets the better of him and he lashes out at one of the players. There’s only one place he can get a job McFarland, a very poor area with no hope for the people. That is about to change when he gets a team into cross country.
Eddie Edwards is well known as Eddie the Eagle in England due to his crazy attempts at the Ski Jump and making it to the Olympics. It all started when he was a child and told to give up sport but he always dreamed of one day being an Olympian.
When pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play, it is about to give the NFL a massive shock!
Adonis Johnson had a tough start in life as he never met his father who died before he was born. When his mother also died it looked like the end of the road, until his father’s wife decided to take him in. Who was his father? Apollo Creed of course! He wants to be a fighter in his own right and not rely on the name . . .