The Games

The Games is a 1970 British sports drama film directed by Michael Winner. It is based on the 1968 Hugh Atkinson novel and adapted to the screen by Erich Segal. The plot concerned four marathon competitors at a fictitious Olympic Games in Rome, played by Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour and Athol Compton. Elton John recorded one song ("From Denver To L.A.") for the soundtrack.


American athlete Scott Reynolds, British athlete Harry Hayes, Czechoslovak athlete Pavel Vendek, and Indigenous Australian athlete Sunny Pintubi train for the Rome Olympics marathon.

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    contentLocation London
    director Michael Winner
    editor Bernard Gribble
    genre drama
    musicBy Francis Lai
    producer Lester Linsk
    productionCompany Twentieth Century-Fox Productions
    publisher 20th Century Fox