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      The Jesse Owens Story

      1984 3h 20m Drama Biography List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In the 1960s, Jesse Owens (Dorian Harewood) is accused of tax evasion. So court-appointed investigator Lew Gilbert (Georg Stanford Brown) takes a look into Owens' back story. What he finds is a life full of both adversity and triumph. As a young man, Owens faces racism on a daily basis, but eventually teams up with white coach Charles Riley (George Kennedy) and pushes his way into the 1936 Olympics. There, he triumphs in the face of Hitler and serves as a beacon for black America. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Great bi-opic that fires on every cylinder. With a moral on living life as a conscientious and involved citizen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the 1960s, Jesse Owens (Dorian Harewood) is accused of tax evasion. So court-appointed investigator Lew Gilbert (Georg Stanford Brown) takes a look into Owens' back story. What he finds is a life full of both adversity and triumph. As a young man, Owens faces racism on a daily basis, but eventually teams up with white coach Charles Riley (George Kennedy) and pushes his way into the 1936 Olympics. There, he triumphs in the face of Hitler and serves as a beacon for black America.
      Director
      Richard Irving
      Genre
      Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      3h 20m
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