The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

13/04/1993
  |  Book Tickets: 17/04/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 13/04/1993
  |  99 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC

Synopsis

1960s British drama which centres on Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay), a cynical working class youth, who finds himself in a boys' reformatory for robbing a bakery. The governor in charge of the reform school (Michael Redgrave) preaches to his inmates that exercise and physical challenge can permanently destroy a boy's rebellious streak. But Colin is fortunate enough to be on the boss's good side due to his natural running prowess and is offered the chance to train for a race against the local public school. Tensions build as the big day approaches and after a lot of time spent thinking on his lonely runs, Colin might just reconsider his naturally rebellious instincts.

Contains some moderate violence and bad language
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