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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • UR
  • 1h 43m
  • 1962
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Michael Courteny stars as an English teenager facing a life as a factory worker that he does not want who turns to petty crime and lands in a reform school. There, the reform school governor (Michael Redgrave) discovers the lad's innate talent for cross country racing, and drafts him onto the team in hopes of winning. But the long races give the young man time for deep introspection in this classic English drama. Screenplay by Alan Sillitoe, based on his short story.
© 1962 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Dry and full of angst, this British New Wave classic features potent social commentary and a star making performance by Tom Courtenay as a textbook example of the "angry young man."
Douglas Pratt

In attempting to straddle dramatic realism, Richardson tried hard to avoid moralizing on the hypocrisies of adults or exaggerating the experiences of youth, but in striving for the middle ground, he also strive for mediocrity.

August 10, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 8, 1962
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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