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Race [DVD] [2016]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (273 out of 279)

    Special Features


    • Becoming Jesse Owens
    • The Making of Race
    • The Owens Sisters

    Synopsis


    Race
    This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis). At the same time, Owens also contends with a rivalry with German competitor Carl "Luz" Long (David Kross), while Olympic committee members Jeremiah Mahoney (William Hurt) and Avery Brundage (Jeremy Irons) deal with Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Barnaby Metschurat) and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. Carice van Houten co-stars as controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Stephan James
      Stephan James - Jesse Owens
    • Jason Sudeikis
      Jason Sudeikis - Larry Snyder
    • Jeremy Irons
      Jeremy Irons - Avery Brundage
    • Carice van Houten
      Carice van Houten - Leni Riefenstahl
    • William Hurt
      William Hurt - Jeremiah Mahoney



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 279 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One Teriffic Movie

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      Dolly37
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      I encourage everyone to see this movie .This was a great movie ! It gave a lot of real history about the Olympics and racism, It showed something much more important it showed not all were racist to the black population even though the majority were. But most importantly it showed that no matter what people thought of someone of another color , no matter what they said or did, the only thing that counts is your belief in yourself ! Only you can show the world that your as important as the next person , as good as the next person , and that you can achieve greatness . Skin color has nothing to do with who or what you are . Having heart and courage does !

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Incredible True Story of Gold Medal Legend

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      marcran
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      No one could accuse Race of being great filmmaking. Director Stephen Hopkins merely goes through the paces, plodding when he needs to sprint, and has a better record on TV (24, Californication, House of Lies) than he does with such movie drool as Blown Away, Lost in Space and The Reaping. Luckily, Race boasts a great subject to pin a movie on. He's Jesse Owens, an Alabama-born athlete from Ohio State University, who went on to win four gold medals in track and field at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. His triumph left Hitler to suck it up and watch a black man shatter his cuckoo theories of an Aryan master race.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie about the Great Jesse Owens!

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      moviereviewer1949
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      The picture quality and sound of this blu ray was excellent. The story is a historical piece about Jesse Owens, an African-American, who went to the 1936 Olympics and showed up Hitler and his master race. The story starts with Jessie going off to The Ohio State University to run track. The main characters are Jessie, his girlfriend, and his coach at Ohio State. I thought the acting was excellent and the story was great because it was based on what actually occurred in history. Don't miss this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sports drama

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      Chingiy
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      I loved this film so much. Jesse Owens life story told in this film was truly moving Stephen James is fantasic in the role of mr Jesse Owens . Jason sudeikis delivers in the role of Owen's coach, mentor and friend. The battle of racism in the sporting world as well as in the 1936 , per WW II , summer Olympic games that Owens faced & over came is amazing. This is worth seining and owning

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very inspiring movie

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      Rose
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      I can't stress how inspiring this movie is. Stephan James did an amazing job playing Jesse Owens. I've read the story of Jesse Owens and his triumphs but the way his story was portrayed in this movie was better than what I envisioned when I read his book. Everyone that I know that has watched this movie loved it. You won't regret this purchase, its that good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

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      JBSooner718
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      I have been a fan of Jesse Owens for years and very happy that his story is being told. Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Baseball Jesse owners broke records and won four Gold medals in the last Olympic Games before WW2. The movie is well written and I was glued to the screen watching the story of one of my heros finally being told.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A true Icon

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      pookiesnakenburger
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      Being from the State of Ohio originally . I learned about the Olympic achievements of Jessie Owens before I could spell the word Achievement . He was truly a folk hero in the State and his name is still much revered and rightly so . This film depicts his trials and tribulations in a very truthful manner . Great Movie, Great Story of a truly unique man .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Race

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      BobbyBert
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      Could have been written better. This story has plenty of intregue. A black athlete with God given talent outperforming the master race of Hitlers 1933 Germany Olympics. Of course the.athlete Jessie Owens a American caught between the issues of Anerica and Germany makes for good script. But somebody forgot to tell these writers.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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