Running Brave

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Running Brave is a 1983 movie based on the story of Billy Mills, a North American Indian brought up on the reservation, destined against all odds to become the best distance runner in the world in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In one of the great upsets in... read more

Running Brave is a 1983 movie based on the story of Billy Mills, a North American Indian brought up on the reservation, destined against all odds to become the best distance runner in the world in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In one of the great upsets in sports history, distance runner Billy Mills sprinted from 3rd place and took the gold medal in the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Mills is still the only American in history to accomplish this feat. Robby Benson portrays Mills, the Oglala Sioux who left the reservation in the late 1950s for his date with Destiny. Pat Hingle and a young Graham Greene also star. D.S. Everett directs.

Original Release

11/04/1983

Cast

Robby Benson Billy Mills
Pat Hingle Coach Bill Easton
Claudia Cron Pat Mills
August Schellenberg Billy's father
Tantoo Cardinal Caroline
Michael J. Reynolds Roger Douglas
Fred Keating TV Sportscaster
Jeff McCracken Dennis Riley
Denis Lacroix Frank Mills
Kendall Smith Young Billy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Donald Shebib

Writers

Henry Bean, Shirl Hendryx

Cast

Robby Benson Billy Mills
Pat Hingle Coach Bill Easton
Claudia Cron Pat Mills
August Schellenberg Billy's father
Tantoo Cardinal Caroline
Michael J. Reynolds Roger Douglas
Fred Keating TV Sportscaster
Jeff McCracken Dennis Riley
Denis Lacroix Frank Mills
Kendall Smith Young Billy
George Clutesi Ben
Margo Kane Catherine
Derek Campbell Fight Bookmaker
Maurice Wolfe Uncle Chester / Indian Singer / Drummer
Albert Angus Bud
Barbara Blackhorse Young Catherine
Carmen Wolfe Joe American Horse
Graham Greene Eddie Mills
William Berry Carny Barker
Kaye Corbett The Viking

Producers

Editors

Peter Zinner

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