The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

(1962)

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Genres

Drama , Sport

Runtime

1h 43min

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
James Fox
Willy Gunthorpe - Ranley School Runner
John Thaw
Bosworth
Arthur Mullard
Chief Borstal Officer
Dallas Cavell
Lord Jaspers
Frank Finlay
Booking Office Clerk
Robert Percival
Tory Politician
Derek Fowlds
Borstal Inmate
Billy Murray
Borstal Inmate (uncredited)

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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