Chariots of Fire Trailer & Clips


Chariots of Fire full movie is released on Apr 09, 1982. Watch Chariots of Fire online - the English Biography movie from United Kingdom , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $59,303,359. Chariots of Fire is directed by Hugh Hudson and created by Colin Welland with Nicholas Farrell and Nigel Havers. Chariots of Fire is available online on Paramount+ Showtime and Apple iTunes.

During the post-World War I era, Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently. Harold, the son of a Lithuanian Jew, lives a somewhat-privileged life as a student at Cambridge and uses being the fastest to overcome what he sees as the obstacles he faces in life a Jew despite that privilege. In his words to paraphrase an old adage, he is often invited to the trough, but isn't allowed to drink. His running prowess does earn him the respect of his classmates, especially his running teammates, and to some extent the school administration, if only he maintains what they consider proper gentlemanly decorum, which isn't always the case in their minds. Eric Liddell, a Scot born to Christian missionaries in China, is a devout member of the Church of Scotland who hopes to eventually return to that missionary work. He sees running as a win-win: the notoriety of being fast gives him an added outlet to spread the word of God, while he sees his speed as being a gift from God, and he wants to run to honor God and that gift. This view does not sit well with his sister Jennie, who sees his running as only taking away time from his work to God. Harold and Eric's lives intersect in national races, but it is the 100-meter track event at the 1924 Paris Olympics which the two men and their supporters most anticipate. Beyond the fact that Americans Charles Paddock and Jackson Scholz are favored in the event, the much-anticipated head-to-head between Harold and Eric could be further shadowed by other issues, especially as it affects Eric's Christian beliefs.

As know as:

Ohnivé vozy, Viljen til sejr, Ildvognene, De overwinnaars, 火戰車

Release Date:

Sep 26, 1981

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 16, 2007


United Kingdom


English, French

Stream Service:

Warner Home Vídeo, 20th Century Fox

Production Companies:

Enigma Productions, Allied Stars Ltd.

Gross worldwide:



This is the story of two men who run...not to run...but to prove something to the world. They will sacrifice anything to achieve their goals...Except their honor., With Wings on their Heels and Hope in their Hearts, Tagline written by Dale Spina, late Vice President of Creative Advertising, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Studio, Two men chasing dreams of glory!


Pauline Kael
New Yorker
The picture is a piece of technological lyricism held together by the glue of simpleminded heroic sentiment; basically, its appeal is in watching a couple of guys win their races.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 18, 2022
David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
A handsome, well-acted, frequently charming film that would not be out of place on Masterpiece Theater. In other words, it is precisely what art-house audiences want at the moment -- a cautious, "distinguished," slightly boring good movie.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 18, 2022
Jack Kroll
Directing his first feature, Hugh Hudson has come up with a rare film that will surprise you with its beauty and magnificence of spirit.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 18, 2022

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