Description: Directed by Michael Ritchie. With Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv, Karl Michael Vogler. Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.
Description: Downhill Racer is a 1969 American sports drama film starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv, and was the directorial debut of Michael Ritchie. Written by James Salter, based on the 1963 novel The Downhill Racers by Oakley Hall, the film is about a talented downhill skier who joins the United States ski team in Europe to compete in international skiing competitions.
Description: Some of the best moments in "Downhill Racer" are moments during which nothing special seems to be happening. They're moments devoted to capturing the angle of a glance, the curve of a smile, an embarrassed silence. Together they form a portrait of a man that is so complete, and so tragic, that "Downhill Racer" becomes the best movie ever made about sports -- without really being about sports ...
Description: Downhill Racer becomes the best movie ever made about sports -- without really being about sports at all. --Roger Ebert-- Robert Redford plays David Chappellet, a cocky, self centered ski ...
Description: With a subtle screenplay by acclaimed novelist James Salter, "Downhill Racer" is a vivid character portrait buoyed by breathtakingly fast and furious imagery that brings the viewer directly into ...
Description: Downhill Racer (1969) directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman.
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Description: Dating from 1969, Downhill Racer holds up remarkably well both as a character study and a visually impressive journey into the world of Olympic skiing. Robert Redford, in the title role, plays an egotistical loner aiming for Olympic Gold. Coming from a background of rural poverty, he is fiercely determined to achieve fame and fortune.
Description: Downhill Racer is a quite significant journey out of my comfort zone because, as I've mentioned once or twice, I hate sports movies. I love sports but I hate sports movies. The vast majority of films of this kind I have ever seen have exactly the same tedious outcome of triumph over adversity, the same predictable procession of events almost ...
Description: Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature of Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman ...
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