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A film is directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, follows two rivals (Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell). Harold & Eric are both naturally talented sprinters, however the approach running and how it fits into their believes differently - one a Jew and the other a Christian. They take part in 1924 Olympics.
The film is not just about the race between Abrahams, the Jewish law student (Ben Cross), and Scottish missionary Eric Liddell (the late Ian Charleson). It's a character study and a social history too.