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TCC Films: Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire

“God made me fast and when I run I feel his pleasure.”

In 1981 Chariots of Fire won four Oscars. The film tells the true story of the English track team at the 1924 Olympics. Eric Liddell a Scottish Christian, ran in the Olympics to honor God, and Harold Abrams, an English Jew ran to overcome anti-Semitism. The determination and dedication of both men is inspiring. As a Protestant Christian Liddell believed that Sunday should be a day of rest and worship devoted to God. He felt that competing on Sunday violated his religious beliefs. As a result, he missed his 100 meter race in which he was expected to win gold. With low expectations, he entered the 400 meters instead. Just before the race an American slipped a piece of paper into his hand with a quotation from the Bible. It said, “Those who honor me I will honor.” Liddell ran the 400 as if it was a sprint, and won in a world record time of 47.6 seconds.  With the Winter Olympics beginning February 6th this would be a great film to watch with friends or family. The film is rated PG. Watch a clip here:

 

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