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9.79* (2012)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5060192813852
Released: 23rd September 2013
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: KAL8313
Category: Feature, Documentary
Format: DVD / Normal
9.79* (2012) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Story: Documentary about the controversial 100m race at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 and its effect on the world of sport. The race saw long-standing rival sprinters Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis take to the track once again. Although it was Johnson who won the gold medal and broke a new world record at the time, only a matter of hours later his title was taken from him when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Becoming a significant turning point in the world of sport, the race brought the use of such drugs into the public domain and ushered in new legislation for athletes wishing to compete at professional and amateur levels. Film-maker Daniel Gordon conducts exclusive interviews with the competitors and attempts to dig deeper into the story while uncovering evidence of some potential foul play.

Starring: David Harewood (voice)

Cinematographer: Nick Bennet, Charlie Grainger

Directed by: Daniel Gordon

Music by: Tim Atack

Produced by: Deirdre Fenton, Daniel Gordon

Subject: Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, Ben Johnson

Written by: Daniel Gordon, Nick Packer

DVD information

Studio/distributor: New Horizon Films

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