The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

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Genres
Drama, Sport
Runtime
1h 44min
Age rating
U

Cast

Michael Redgrave
Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor
Tom Courtenay
Colin Smith
Avis Bunnage
Mrs. Smith
Alec McCowen
Brown, House Master
Dervis Ward
Detective
Philip Martin
Stacy (uncredited)
James Fox
Willy Gunthorpe - Ranley School Runner
John Thaw
Bosworth
Arthur Mullard
Chief Borstal Officer
Frank Finlay
Booking Office Clerk
Derek Fowlds
Borstal Inmate
Robert Percival
Tory Politician

Synopsis

A rebellious youth sentenced to a reformatory for robbing a bakery rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as a prized athlete.

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