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'Chariots of Fire' back in UK theaters

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Chariots Of Fire
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Cue the faux slo-mo trod over dramatic notes duh-da-da-da-dah-dah. (We’ve all done it.) The British Institute and London Olympic organizers are teaming up to bring Chariots of Fire back to British theaters July 13, in advance of London’s Summer Olympic Games.

Based on a true story, the film follows two runners (played by Ben Cross and Ian Charleson) whose quest to qualify for the 1920 Olympics is complicated by their religious convictions. Chariots of Fire shocked Hollywood at the 1982 Oscars, winning Best Picture, as well as trophies for original screenplay, costume design, and original score. The title theme, by Vangelis, topped the popular music charts in May 1982 and became the one-hit wonder guaranteed to stay in our heads all day.

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