The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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Released 1962

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Director:
Tony Richardson
Released:
1962
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a classic 1962 drama about a young man trying to prove himself in Britain's class-conscious society. After a petty burglary, Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) lands in Ruxton Towers, a reformatory school for juvenile offenders. The institution's governor (Michael Redgrave) believes in athletics as the way to cure rebellious youth. He wants to prove his methods by winning a marathon contest against a rival school. Colin has a natural talent for long distance running and soon earns the favor of the Governor, which irritates the other inmates. His long runs give Colin the time to reflect on the troubled family life that led to his criminal conduct. His ailing father, Johnny (William Ash Hammond), and neglectful mother (Avis Bunnage), live in lower-class Nottingham and leave Colin to look after himself. As Colin prepares to represent his reform school in the race, he struggles to imagine a future. Tony Richardson ("Tom Jones") directs this influential coming-of-age drama.moreless

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