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Bert and Dickie

2012 1h 30m Drama List
Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell are thrown together in the double sculls just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Loved it. Some parts of editing has flaws (like some scenes are cut in a rude way, same the music at some points), but I forgive those things. I think it was for TV, so it's fine somehow. But most admit I adore this cast. Sam as Dickie and Matt Smith as Bert were fenomenal+stunning on their roles (I saw some behind the scenes and was surprised they did their own stuffs most of the time and that makes it autentic!). The ones who did as parents of Bert (Douglas and Anastasia) were brilliant. Same Palmer, James, Bird, etc. Seriously, the music score was also lovely. I do recommend this movie if you like Olympic games+ it's history and also sports. Enjoy. - August 23, 2015 review (super late LOL). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member awesome I love it because of MATT Smith great acting Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I HAVE IT AND IT IS A GREAT MOVIE! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review walter m Before the 1948 London Olympics, Jack Beresford(James Frain), the English sculling coach, informs Bert Bushnel(Matt Smith) that he has made the team. However, it is not as a single, as Bert has always competed and prefers, but as a double paired with Dickie Burnell(Sam Hoare), who he is not familiar with, with Burnell's father(Geoffrey Palmer) looking closely on. With Bert, a possible distraction arises in the normally comforting presence of his fiancee, Margaret(Sara Vickers). Meanwhile, the organizers are worried about the possibility of not being able to carry off the whole undertaking without asking for help. Based on a true story, "Going for Gold" is an engaging reenactment of an historic event that succeeeds through understatement, especially that of the finely tuned performances. The movie works on both a macro and a micro level, with the struggles of the competitors mirroring those of the government officials. What stands out most about the film is the level of detail from a time when Great Britain was rapidly changing after the war and trying to find a new place in the world. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell are thrown together in the double sculls just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics.
Director
David Blair
Producer
Chrissy Skinns
Screenwriter
William Ivory
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 30m