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      Endurance

      G Released May 14, 1999 1 hr. 23 min. Drama List
      50% 26 Reviews Tomatometer 52% 250+ Ratings Audience Score This docudrama focuses on the life and accomplishments of Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. The revered athlete appears as himself, as do his parents, though scenes of his early years are dramatized and depict the aspiring young runner (Yonas Zergaw) learning how to channel his talent in rural Ethiopia. Most notably, however, the film presents footage of Gebrselassie's exciting Olympic win in the 10,000-meter category. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 22 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Not a spectacular docu-drama storyline, but done well. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Endurance, a rare and interesting film about Haile Gebrselassie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of the great sports documentaries and its apparent that few of the well know critics who have seen this film were ever athletes. Its an incredible story. One that show the resilience of a human being with a passionate mind. This is not Hollywood. Don't expect it to be. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member You'll need plenty endurance of your own to make it through this painfully long eighty minutes. It's one of the most boring movies Disney has ever made. (First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This was OK. I'm not sure if there were supposed to be subtitles and the copy I saw didn't have them? It didn't matter, not understanding the language made me focus on the images and the solitary nature of the long distance runner. Visually stunning and quite restrained for a Disney production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great movie, especially if you run. We've all seen stories about somebody rising above poverty and excelling at something. It is a true story that really illustrates that. The only drawback to this movie is that it was made 9 years too soon. For most athletes, the Olympics is the defining moment of their careers. But for Haile, it was only the beginning. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Todd McCarthy Variety More analytically inclined will be suspicious of the degree of contrivance involved and the stylistic idealization of Third World poverty. Aug 5, 2008 Full Review Jeff Millar Houston Chronicle I found the film engrossing, missing only the opportunity to spend more time with the mechanics of distance training and, perhaps through that, to learn how Gebrselassie became the world's best at what he does. Jul 21, 2005 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Rated: 2/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Interesting on many levels, but doesn't quite show the passion of the human body like Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia or the thrill of the race like the recent Children of Heaven. Rated: 2.5/4 May 26, 2006 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Denton Record-Chronicle Rated: 5/5 Feb 17, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This docudrama focuses on the life and accomplishments of Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. The revered athlete appears as himself, as do his parents, though scenes of his early years are dramatized and depict the aspiring young runner (Yonas Zergaw) learning how to channel his talent in rural Ethiopia. Most notably, however, the film presents footage of Gebrselassie's exciting Olympic win in the 10,000-meter category.
      Director
      Bud Greenspan, Leslie Woodhead
      Executive Producer
      Werner Koenig, Thomas Sumners, Wallace Wolf
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 14, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 22, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $229.1K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital, Surround
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