7.1/10
51
1 user 1 critic

Games of the XXI Olympiad (1977)

Jeux de la XXIème olympiade (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 21 April 1977 (Canada)
The Olympic Stadium in Montreal stands during a snowstorm into the 1976-77 winter season. As we see it, it makes us remember that the Olympic Games were there several months ago. The movie ... See full summary »

Writer:

Georges Seltzer (commentary written by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hand in Hand (1989)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A documentary covering the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

Director: Kwon-taek Im
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary covering the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul.

Director: Lee Ji-won
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary showing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow. The director was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1982.

Directors: Yuriy Ozerov, Fyodor Khitruk, and 1 more credit »
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A documentary covering the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo.

Director: Kim Takal
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary about the XIX Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.

Director: Alberto Isaac
Stars: Enrique Lizalde, Roberto Morales
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary about the Winter Olympics.

Directors: Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach
Stars: Peggy Fleming, Jean-Claude Killy, Dalida
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido... See full summary »

Director: Bud Greenspan
Stars: David Perry, Michael Gross, Carl Lewis
White Rock (1977)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck 1976.

Director: Tony Maylam
Stars: James Coburn
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary about the 1972 Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary covering the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano.

Director: Bud Greenspan
Stars: Lu Chen, Deborah Compagnoni, Kristin Holum
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The final Olympics documentary produced by legendary filmmaker Bud Greenspan before his death at age 84 is this typically riveting, emotionally involving portrait of athletes competing at ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Beffa
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary covering the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary.

Director: Bud Greenspan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Vassily Alekseyev Vassily Alekseyev ... Himself (as Vasili Alexeev)
Nadia Comaneci ... Herself
João Carlos de Oliveira João Carlos de Oliveira ... Himself
Kornelia Ender Kornelia Ender ... Herself
Caitlyn Jenner ... Himself (as Bruce Jenner)
Alberto Juantorena Alberto Juantorena ... Himself
Olga Korbut Olga Korbut ... Herself
Francine Laurendeau Francine Laurendeau ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Greg Louganis ... Himself
John Naber John Naber ... Himself
Queen Elizabeth II ... Herself
Leni Riefenstahl ... Herself - Spectator
Yvon Thiboutot ... Narrator (voice)
Lasse Virén Lasse Virén ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

The Olympic Stadium in Montreal stands during a snowstorm into the 1976-77 winter season. As we see it, it makes us remember that the Olympic Games were there several months ago. The movie rather depicts other great stories, other than the media told: among them, we followed Soviet gymnast Nelly Kim, who fell second behind Romanian Nadia Comaneci and other stories attached to this 15 days of glory. This movie depicts the events on a human side rather than the glamorous side. It mostly ends with the moving theme done by André Gagnon and played during the marathon, an event which the runners had to face rain. Written by RealLiveClaude

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

olympics | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

The original movie

Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 April 1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Cinéma, cinéma (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good reminder of the 1976 event
8 August 2008 | by RealLiveClaudeSee all my reviews

As far as I remember, at the time, no one had a VCR (well almost) to record most of the feats and exploits of the 1976 Olympic athletes in an honorable way.

Directors Jean Beaudin and Marcel Carriere did a good job not only to show the winners, but also the runner-ups. If there was not Nadia Comaneci who was crowned Queen of these games, there was Nelli Kim who deserved as well the spotlight, and all other athletes who participated in this 16-day journey.

Sad these days, we regret to have pay a lot for these Olympiads, however, with this movie, we remember the great times we had in 76.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed