9.79*

9.79*

9.79*

A theatrical release was granted for this documentary, originally made as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 television series. 9.79* chronicles the 100m final of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, won by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson only to have the gold medal stripped when he tested positive for banned substances. Interviews with all eight finalists reveal their staunch ambition, reactions, and still-simmering rivalries.

2012Rating: Exempt80 minsUSAESPN
DocumentarySport
Director:
Daniel Gordon ('The Race That Shocked the World')
Cast:
Linford ChristieRobson da SilvaCarl LewisBen Johnson
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Total Film

Total Film

press

The style may be raw and basic, but the film offers an interesting insight into how far people will go to win, and where the relationship between fair play and blind ambition starts to fall apart.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A sobering, valuable film.

3.0
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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Of the 10 fastest men in history, six have failed a drugs test. There's a reason so many sprinters elect to cheat, but this stylishly-crafted doc is more concerned with the how than the why.

2.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The style may be raw and basic, but the film offers an interesting insight into how far people will go to win, and where the relationship between fair play and blind ambition starts to fall apart.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A sobering, valuable film.

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Of the 10 fastest men in history, six have failed a drugs test. There's a reason so many sprinters elect to cheat, but this stylishly-crafted doc is more concerned with the how than the why.

2.0
0

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