The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
A rebellious reform school student is determined to prove himself and buck society's expectations by running long distances. Academy Award-nominee Tom Courtenay ("The Dresser," "Dr. Zhivago") stars as the young man who challenges the authorities every step of the way, plotting his revenge in this classic tale of hope and determination. Leonard Maltin commends this "key British film of the 1960s... engrossing story [and] superb acting," bestowing it with the exceptional rating of **** (four stars). Features Academy Award-nominee Michael Redgrave ("The Lady Vanishes"), head of the acclaimed acting dynasty (daughters Vanessa and Lynn, granddaughters Natasha and Joely Richardson), directed by his son-in-law, Tony Richardson ("The Hotel New Hampshire," "Tom Jones").
Starring Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage
Director Tony Richardson