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Race – Budget of $5 million – 2 hours 14 minutes

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Race
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James Clevaland “Jesse” Owens is a kind, shy man starting his education at Ohio State University (OSU). He wants to run track and is greeted by a no nonsense coach named Lawrence Snyder. Snyder sees the potential in Jesse but has to learn about Jesse’s everyday struggles. Within 2 years, Jesse is asked to join the Olympic Trails to qualify for the Olympic team. As Jesse dreams of going to Berlin loom closer, he meets with members of the NAACP. They ask Jesse not to run in order to show solidarity for the Jewish people. Jesse knows that not running will have no impact. But running and losing will have an effect on the USA and Berlin. If he runs, he must win.

This story isn’t just about Jesse Owens, but the Olympics and the Hitler Regime. Viewers may know the story of Jesse, but not truly understand his struggles coming from his family, his country, and the world. Also, viewers will learn all the backdoor deals that were made with the Nazis to hold the Olympic games in Berlin with Jewish and African American athletes. This period piece keeps in step with clothing, hair, architecture, and language. It is easy to get sucked into this story. Although it is a 2 hour movie, you are continuously surprised at what you learn, understand, and appreciate in his world. See this film today.

I give this movie 5 out of 5

Can you work? – Coach Snyder

You better be faster than that – Coach Snyder

I ain’t going to tell you what to do, Jesse – Ruth

Danke – Jesse

Well they use to call me J.C. but because of my accent, the teacher mispronounced it. I didn’t have the heart to correct her – Jesse

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