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Travel to the 1936 Olympics in the trailer for the Jesse Owens biopic Race

10.15.2015
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RACE is based on the true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Witness the struggle with the first trailer!

I wonder why they didn't put, 'From the director of PREDATOR 2' in front of this trailer. In any case, Stephen Hopikins looks like he's adequately shot a success story based on some real life events. I'm actually pretty jazzed to see Jason Sudeikis get more work outside of comedy. Who knows? This one may fall in line with some of the better sports films featuring Hitler.

RACE will be released on February 19, 2016.

Source: Focus Features

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9:04AM on 10/16/2015
This looks great ! Jesse Owens was in my opinion the fastest juice free man who ever lived.
This looks great ! Jesse Owens was in my opinion the fastest juice free man who ever lived.
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10:52PM on 10/15/2015
Nice trailer. This looks great!
Nice trailer. This looks great!
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6:48PM on 10/15/2015

Great story!

This definitely needed to be made into a modern movie, and I hope they knock it out of the park. However, I'm really hoping they avoid lying about history to create extra tension like they did in 42 (where they pretended a pitcher tried to hit him intentionally because of racism, when the man wasn't even remotely racist in real life). One of the most beautiful parts of Jesse Owens' Olympic story is the long jump competition he had against Germany's hero Luz Long, who pushed Jesse to the edge
This definitely needed to be made into a modern movie, and I hope they knock it out of the park. However, I'm really hoping they avoid lying about history to create extra tension like they did in 42 (where they pretended a pitcher tried to hit him intentionally because of racism, when the man wasn't even remotely racist in real life). One of the most beautiful parts of Jesse Owens' Olympic story is the long jump competition he had against Germany's hero Luz Long, who pushed Jesse to the edge in the competition, and the two became good friends and pen pals (even as Long was forced to fight for Germany and eventually die in WWII).

Long's sportsmanship showed that many in Germany hated what Hitler was doing, but felt powerless to fight back. He also treated Owens better than a lot of Americans would over the next couple of decades. I just hope they don't turn him into a caricature because of lazy writers.
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1:46PM on 10/15/2015
Yeah. They shot this in front of my Window in Berlin! Looks pretty awesome even though the Trailer is way too long.
Yeah. They shot this in front of my Window in Berlin! Looks pretty awesome even though the Trailer is way too long.
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1:24PM on 10/15/2015

about time !

I always wondered why Hollywood never came with this story before ???? It has all the Hollywood standards : the underdog story, the american dream, the defeat of Nazis etc etc....
Looks promising, even if the CGI are a little bit to obvious...
Good to see Jason Sudeikis outside of comedy... I loved him a few weeks ago in SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
I always wondered why Hollywood never came with this story before ???? It has all the Hollywood standards : the underdog story, the american dream, the defeat of Nazis etc etc....
Looks promising, even if the CGI are a little bit to obvious...
Good to see Jason Sudeikis outside of comedy... I loved him a few weeks ago in SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
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