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1. Perhaps the most famous movie involving the Olympic Games is 'Chariots of Fire'. At which Games did the runners Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams compete?
2. Set during the Berlin Olympics of 1936, a new plane with an experimental guidance system has gone missing in this 1937 film. Which famous detective (played by Warner Oland) has to solve the mystery while his son competes for the USA swim team?
3. Although the setting for this documentary movie is the 20th Olympic Summer Games, 'One Day in September' is not about sport. Instead it focuses on the circumstances and events surrounding the murder of eleven members of the Israeli Olympic Team. In which host city for these Games did the horrific events take place?
4. Set within the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games of 1964, the 1966 movie 'Walk, Don't Run' focuses on the relationship between tenants, Englishman Sir William Rutland and American Olympic race walker, Steve Davis, and their disconcerted land-lady, Christine Easton. Which actor, for whom this was his last starring role in a career that spanned over 30 years, played the role of Sir William?
5. The comedic 'Million Dollar Legs', starring W.C. Fields, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming and Jack Oakie, involves (fictional) stellar performances at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Which fictional country did the super athletes represent?
6. The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin were memorable partly for the athletic feats of Jesse Owens. The 1938 documentary film 'Olympia' captured these performances as well as other breathtaking footage. Who was the director and producer of this film, which in 2005 was listed by 'Time' magazine as one of the best 100 films of all time?
7. The biographical 1998 movie 'Without Limits', starring Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland, is an account of the relationship between an elite runner and his coach. Who was this legendary American athlete, who competed at the 1972 Olympics and died in a car crash at the age of 24?
8. 'The Games' follows the training and explores the motivation of four fictitious athletes competing at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. For which grueling event were they training?
9. The 1992 romantic drama 'The Cutting Edge' is a fictional account of two people (played by Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney) who overcome adversity and poor attitude to eventually succeed at the Olympics. Which two sports are at the center of this movie? Hint: the title is relevant here!
10. In the 1993 movie 'Cool Runnings', John Candy guides the Jamaican bobsled team in their humorous and ultimately successful quest to qualify for the Winter Olympics. At which Games did these events take place?
Source: Author MikeMaster99
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