Personal Best Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore

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Chris Cahill (Hemingway) is a young, up-and-coming distance runner while Tory Skinner (Donnelly) is a veteran looking for one more big win. They become friends and lovers as well as competitors on the track, under the aggressive coaching of Terry Tingloff (Glenn), both hoping to earn berths on the 1980 Olympic team. Former pentathlete Donnelly is notable in this role but only made one other film; distance runner Kenny Moore appears in a supporting role, as does Frank Shorter playing a TV announcer. Robert Towne, one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, wrote and directed this pleasant but somewhat bland 1982 film.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kind of sports story:    -   running Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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