The Games

The Games

Michael Winner (1970)

PG Certificate


Our Score
What real-life athletes such as technical adviser Gordon Pirie made of this sports drama about the build-up to the marathon at the Rome Olympics is anybody's guess. It's hard to know where to look, really. At the so-obvious cardboard cut-out crowds? At the mind-boggling casting of Michael Crawford as an ace marathon runner? At Ryan O'Neal as an all-round American good guy, competing despite a heart condition? Only Stanley Baker and Jeremy Kemp as trainers emerge with any credit in director Michael Winner's sprawling mess of a movie.


Four athletes from around the world prepare for a gruelling Olympic marathon. Drama, starring Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Stanley Baker, Charles Aznavour and Jeremy Kemp.

Cast & Crew

Harry Hayes Michael Crawford
Scott Reynolds Ryan O'Neal
Bill Oliver Stanley Baker
Pavel Vendek Charles Aznavour
Jim Harcourt Jeremy Kemp
Christine Elaine Taylor
Sunny Pintubi Athol Compton
Kovanda Fritz Wepper
Director Michael Winner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video