"Chariots of Fire" quotes

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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, are driven to win in the 1924 Olympics as they wrestle with issues of pride and conscience.

Director: Hugh Hudson
Writer: Colin Welland
Production: N/A
Year: 1981
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: $58,972,904
Released: 09 Apr 1982
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 18 wins & 19 nominations total

77 Clips

Life slips by Abrahams - Chariots of Fire 00:07
Life slips by Abrahams
It's full of running and starting and medals and pace - Chariots of Fire 00:18
It's full of running and starting and medals and pace
One of these days Monty you're going to win yourself - Chariots of Fire 00:08
One of these days Monty you're going to win yourself
May I remind you - Chariots of Fire 00:35
May I remind you
My boy as things stand you must not run - Chariots of Fire 00:37
My boy as things stand you must not run
The heats for the 100 are on the Sunday after the opening ceremony - Chariots of Fire 00:23
The heats for the 100 are on the Sunday after the opening...
We're here for Britain and we know it - Chariots of Fire 00:10
We're here for Britain and we know it
You Americans have a number of men who are rated as world beaters - Chariots of Fire 00:10
You Americans have a number of men who are rated as world...
You know gentlemen - Chariots of Fire 00:27
You know gentlemen
You yearn for victory just as I do - Chariots of Fire 00:24
You yearn for victory just as I do
For the past year you have concentrated on developing your own technique - Chariots of Fire 00:35
For the past year you have concentrated on developing your...
We believe we've always believed that our games are indispensable - Chariots of Fire 00:35
We believe we've always believed that our games are...
Here in Cambridge we've always been proud of our athletic prowess - Chariots of Fire 00:31
Here in Cambridge we've always been proud of our athletic...
My dear boy your approach has been if I may say so a little too plebeian - Chariots of Fire 00:13
My dear boy your approach has been if I may say so a little...
It's said that you use a personal coach - Chariots of Fire 00:18
It's said that you use a personal coach
It's an ache - Chariots of Fire 00:37
It's an ache
You're right to study law You're quite an advocate - Chariots of Fire 00:09
You're right to study law You're quite an advocate
So you've travelled 300 mile just to see me - Chariots of Fire 00:26
So you've travelled 300 mile just to see me
This Abrahams What do you know about him - Chariots of Fire 00:33
This Abrahams What do you know about him
When we were in China my father here - Chariots of Fire 00:28
When we were in China my father here
I was a boy alto Perfect You can be Queen of the Fairies - Chariots of Fire 00:06
I was a boy alto Perfect You can be Queen of the Fairies
What we need now is a muscular Christian - Chariots of Fire 00:08
What we need now is a muscular Christian
I don't want his work spoilt with all this running talk do you hear - Chariots of Fire 00:06
I don't want his work spoilt with all this running talk do...
Harold Harold We're in - Chariots of Fire 00:24
Harold Harold We're in
Aubrey I've known the fear of losing - Chariots of Fire 00:07
Aubrey I've known the fear of losing
To Sam Mussabini Oh - Chariots of Fire 00:07
To Sam Mussabini Oh
I was afraid you weren't here - Chariots of Fire 00:06
I was afraid you weren't here
Protocol Monty Protocol - Chariots of Fire 00:09
Protocol Monty Protocol
But they that wait upon the Lord - Chariots of Fire 00:21
But they that wait upon the Lord
If you can't take a beating it's for the best - Chariots of Fire 00:10
If you can't take a beating it's for the best
Come on Aubrey the old leg break - Chariots of Fire 00:35
Come on Aubrey the old leg break
That was the miscalculation of my life - Chariots of Fire 00:05
That was the miscalculation of my life
Now do you know why you lost the other day - Chariots of Fire 00:35
Now do you know why you lost the other day
Now in one hour's time I'll be out there again - Chariots of Fire 00:19
Now in one hour's time I'll be out there again
Now in one hour's time I'll be out there again - Chariots of Fire 00:14
Now in one hour's time I'll be out there again
Sandy the kingdom of God is not a democracy - Chariots of Fire 00:23
Sandy the kingdom of God is not a democracy
Name after name which I cannot read - Chariots of Fire 00:30
Name after name which I cannot read
Do you love running - Chariots of Fire 00:26
Do you love running
Don't be impertinent - Chariots of Fire 00:08
Don't be impertinent
He's no 100 metres man He could have fooled me - Chariots of Fire 00:19
He's no 100 metres man He could have fooled me
There are times when we are asked to make sacrifices - Chariots of Fire 00:26
There are times when we are asked to make sacrifices
Hear hear In my day it was king first God after - Chariots of Fire 00:10
Hear hear In my day it was king first God after
Liddell he is your future king - Chariots of Fire 00:23
Liddell he is your future king
If I can't win I won't run - Chariots of Fire 00:08
If I can't win I won't run
A sticky moment George - Chariots of Fire 00:33
A sticky moment George
That's a matter for the committee - Chariots of Fire 00:07
That's a matter for the committee
You Aubrey - Chariots of Fire 00:28
You Aubrey
Cast care aside and all that - Chariots of Fire 00:18
Cast care aside and all that
God made countries God makes kings - Chariots of Fire 00:16
God made countries God makes kings
Eric you can praise the Lord by peeling a spud - Chariots of Fire 00:16
Eric you can praise the Lord by peeling a spud
Maybe you haven't got a job - Chariots of Fire 00:37
Maybe you haven't got a job
I believe God made me for a purpose - Chariots of Fire 00:14
I believe God made me for a purpose
I'm more of an addict - Chariots of Fire 00:56
I'm more of an addict
If you don't run - Chariots of Fire 00:10
If you don't run
I believe God made me for a purpose - Chariots of Fire 00:26
I believe God made me for a purpose
I was afraid you weren't here - Chariots of Fire 00:16
I was afraid you weren't here
He's no real problem - Chariots of Fire 00:39
He's no real problem
He is your future king - Chariots of Fire 00:48
He is your future king
He is here to show us what may be done and more essentially what may not be - Chariots of Fire 00:22
He is here to show us what may be done and more essentially...
God made countries - Chariots of Fire 00:38
God made countries
Don't compromise - Chariots of Fire 00:43
Don't compromise
Don't be impertinent - Chariots of Fire 00:27
Don't be impertinent
Death for the sprinter - Chariots of Fire 00:44
Death for the sprinter
Are my most complete man - Chariots of Fire 00:35
Are my most complete man
And the War To End Wars bitterly proved your point - Chariots of Fire 00:26
And the War To End Wars bitterly proved your point
And now in one hour's time I will be out there again - Chariots of Fire 00:38
And now in one hour's time I will be out there again
A sticky moment - Chariots of Fire 01:21
A sticky moment
You came to see a race today - Chariots of Fire 02:58
You came to see a race today
To Sam Mussabini - Chariots of Fire 00:17
To Sam Mussabini
To honour the legend - Chariots of Fire 01:25
To honour the legend
This is such a time - Chariots of Fire 00:48
This is such a time
The old leg break - Chariots of Fire 00:49
The old leg break
The Kingdom of God is not a democracy - Chariots of Fire 00:47
The Kingdom of God is not a democracy
The great Harold Abrahams - Chariots of Fire 02:08
The great Harold Abrahams
That's a matter for the committee - Chariots of Fire 00:18
That's a matter for the committee
That was the miscalculation of my life - Chariots of Fire 00:15
That was the miscalculation of my life
Name after name which I cannot read - Chariots of Fire 00:48
Name after name which I cannot read

Cast

Aubrey Montague - Nicholas Farrell
Lord Andrew Lindsay - Nigel Havers
Eric Liddell - Ian Charleson
Harold Abrahams - Ben Cross
Henry Stallard - Daniel Gerroll
Sam Mussabini - Ian Holm
Master of Trinity - John Gielgud
Master of Caius - Lindsay Anderson
Lord Birkenhead - Nigel Davenport
Jennie Liddell - Cheryl Campbell
Sybil Gordon - Alice Krige
Charles Paddock - Dennis Christopher
Jackson Scholz - Brad Davis
Lord Cadogan - Patrick Magee
Duke of Sutherland - Peter Egan
Sandy McGrath - Struan Rodger
Prince of Wales - David Yelland
George Andre - Yves Beneyton
President-Gilbert & Sullivan Society - Jeremy Sinden
President-Cambridge Athletic Club - Gordon Hammersley
Secretary-Gilbert & Sullivan Society - Andrew Hawkins
Head Porter-Caius College - Richard Griffiths
Reverend. J.D. Liddell - John Young
Rob Liddell - Benny Young
Mrs Liddell - Yvonne Gilan
Sleeping Car Attendant - Jack Smethurst
Colonel John Keddie - Gerry Slevin
Head Waiter-Savoy - Peter Cellier
Taylor - Colin Bruce
Paxton - Alan Polonsky
Fitch - Edward Wiley
American Coach - Philip O'Brien
Harbour Master - Ralph Lawton
Caius Porter - John Rutland
Caius Manservant - Alan Dudley
Reporter - Tommy Boyle
Sybil's Maid - Kim Clifford
Highland Provost - Wallace Campbell
Jimmie (as Pat Doyle) - Patrick Doyle
Ernest Liddell - David John
Schoolgirl (as Teresa Dignan) - Tess Dignan
Bunty - Ruby Wax
Footman - Michael Jeyes
First Scots Boy - David Kivlin
Second Scots Boy - Eddie Hughson
Round Headed Child - Carl Beaumont
Cambridge Student - Society Day crowd - Kenneth Branagh
Pitti-Sing in 'The Mikado' - Lorraine Daniels
Spectaor at Olympics - Steven Ellison
Policeman - Mark English
Singer in 'H.M.S. Pinafore' - Stephen Fry
Undergraduate - Stephen Marzella
Peep-Bo in 'The Mikado' - Roberta Morrell
Clare - Robin Pappas
Captain of Cambridge Athletic Team - Derek Pringle
Shot-Putter - Ted Robbins
Race Spectator - Peter Ross-Murray
Lord Lindsay's Butler - Guy Standeven