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Courtenay, in his film debut, turns in a powerful performance as an angry young man infected by the poverty and hopelessness of the British slums. His first attempt at crime is a bust and lands him in a boys reformatory where he is recruited for the running team. While training for the big event with a rival school, Redgrave's obsession with winning the race and Courtenay's continued indifference to the outcome lock the two in an intriguing, seemingly one-sided power struggle. Though widely overlooked when first released, it has since been praised as one of the finest teenage angst films of the '60s. Riveting depiction on a boy's rite of passage into manhood.

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Available on Running time 104 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Rebel With a Cause, Running, Teen Angst
Cast
Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, Peter Madden, James Bolam, Julia Foster, Topsy Jane, Frank Finlay, Christopher Parker
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Director
Tony Richardson
Music
John Addison
Producer
Woodfall Productions, Bryanston Pictures, Seven Arts Pictures, Continental Distributing Company

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