Going for Gold

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6.61 h 29 min20127+
A powerful and uplifting story of an unlikely pair of athletes competing together against all odds in an Olympic games that almost didn't even happen.
Directors
David Blair
Starring
Matt SmithSam HoareJames Frain
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DramaSpecial Interest
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Supporting actors
Geoffrey PalmerDouglas HodgeAnastasia HilleJohn BirdAdrian LukisRon CookClive MerrisonAlexandra MoenSara Vickers
Producers
Chrissy SkinnsJessica Pope
Studio
BBC
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35 global ratings

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C. del UnoReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rowiing as a team upstream
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First of all, I would buy it again, but it didn't have the dynamics of Chariots of Fire or The Boy in Blue. It did have a good teaching behind it, for not only was it about Olympics' training, but about two young men from different social circles and how they overcame the status separation which was very prevalent at that time.
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B. D. WardReviewed in the United States on March 2, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and well acted.
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As I live in New Zealand and have an all regions DVD player I have the choice of buying from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk depending on how the exchange rate works out in NZ dollars. I usually prefer Amazon.co.uk as their postage rates are cheaper and DVDs arrive within ten days whereas from America it is more like 20-30 days. But I was surprised to see this little gem is not avaliable in the UK even though it is BBC so was glad to be able to get it from Amazon.com as the depiction of England struggling to put on the Olympics so soon after the war with bomb damage and food rationing was very telling. I particularly enjoyed Geoffrey Palmer as Dicky's grumpy stiff upper lip father with a heart of gold, Just one query. Did the BBC concert programme always have opera on the radio every day precisely at the time when the double sculls were competing?
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JanReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you are a fan of Matt Smith
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You will love this movie if you are a fan of Matt Smith, are an over-achiever, or have issues with parental expectations.
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Pamela WildonReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2016
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Five Stars
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I enjoyed this movie very much!
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Brennan Seth TracyReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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This DVD was a good purchase. I love Matt Smith, so if you are a fan, I highly recommend it.
It came in quickly and was in excellent condition. I was extremely pleased.
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Jessica NilsenReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2015
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Five Stars
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Great Movie !!!!!
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Carole FletcherReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
History that happened in 1948
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Item arrived early in A1 condition. Great to watch. Would definitely recommend.
Donna R. BrownReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2015
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Three Stars
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good
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