16 Days of Glory
16 Days of Glory is audacious and fresh and springs from a fascination with the energy and ambition that drive the finest athletes. Interviews with the competitors, as well as their coaches and families, fuel his documentary approach. His commentary gives precise information about the date and place and even time of each event. While Greenspan never hides his American patriotism, or his fondness for the anthems that accompany each medal ceremony, as a born-and-bred New Yorker he has a cosmopolitan empathy with athletes from all over the globe.
Starring Carl Lewis, Mary Lou Retton, Joan Benoit Samuelson
Director Bud Greenspan