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Running Brave Details


In the case of this dramatized story about a Native American who thrilled the world when he won the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the subject is far nobler than the script, the dialogue, and the acting. Billy Mills ([[Performer~P81455~Robby Benson~robbybenson]]), a member of the Sioux tribe from South Dakota, ran track at the University of Kansas under a hard-nosed coach and competed successfully for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. His extraordinary feat of beating out a field of world-famous, championship runners stands in stark contrast to the clichéd characters that are portrayed here as an important part of his personal world. Issues of discrimination and alienation are sidestepped as well, leaving a watered-down version of a life that must have been a considerable challenge when the running shoes were off. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Robby Benson
as Billy Mills
Pat Hingle
as Coach Bill Easton
Claudia Cron
as Pat Mills
Jeff McCracken
as Dennis
August Schellenberg
as Billy's father
Denis Lacroix
as Frank
Graham Greene
as Eddie
Margo Kane
as Catherin
Paul Hubbard
Jack Ackroyd
Tantoo Martin
Michael J. Reynolds
as Roger Douglas
Fred Keating
George Clutesi


Donald Shebib
Ira Englander
Henry Bean
Shirl Hendryx
Francois Protat
Mike Post
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Lower
Peter Zinner
Carol Spier
Production Designer
Barbara Dunphy
Production Designer
Barbara Dunphy
Art Director
Jim Erickson
Set Decorator
Rose Marie McSherry
Set Decorator
Jacques Bradette
Set Decorator
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Walters
First Assistant Director