In this acclaimed, tense look at the world of Olympic skiing, Robert Redford is a ruthlessly ambitious skier going for the gold with an underdog American team in Europe. Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory. It’s a vivid character portrait that brings the viewer directly into the mind of the competitor.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Downhill Racer plunges the viewer thrillingly into the action of the sport -- and continues to hold the attention as a thoughtful drama.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
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- English (Stereo)
French (Subtitles, Stereo)
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