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    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    1h 44min
    1962     Drama     United Kingdom

    Fleet-footed Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) is a rebellious teenager in the poverty-stricken town of Nottingham, in northern England, who enjoys running as an escape from his harsh reality. Caught stealing cash from a bakery, Colin is sent to a reform school where the manipulative governor (Michael Redgrave) promotes sports as rehabilitation by enlisting Colin in a foot race against a prestigious rival school. What the governor doesn't realize is that Colin is not so easily disciplined.

    Directed byTony Richardson
    Written byAlan Sillitoe


    Michael Redgrave
    Tom Courtenay
    Alec McCowen
    Frank Finlay
    James Fox
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