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Downhill Racer


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Robert Redford Gene Hackman.
The Winter Olympics offers competitors the chance to become immortal: It is the moment for which they are willing to gamble their lives. Downhill racer
David Chappellet is a loner from Colorado who pursues this chance with single-minded determination, despite hostility from his father. Redford is the ski-ing ace and recent Oscar nominee
Gene Hackman is the tough coach in this stylish and action-packed film which features some dazzling ski scenes.
Screenplay by JAMES SALTER based on the novel The Downhill Racers by OAKLEY HALL
● FILMS: page 32


Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Gene Hackman.
Unknown: David Chappellet
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: James Salter
Unknown: Oakley Hall
Produced By: Richard Gregson
Directed By: Michael Ritchie
David Chappellet: Robert Redford
Eugene Claire: Gene Hackman
Carole Stahl: Camilla Sparv
Tommy Erb: Joe Jay Jalbert
D K Bryan: Timothy Kirk
Mayo: Dabney Coleman
Johnny Creech: Jim McMullan
Tony Kipsmith: Oren Stevens
Machet: Karl Michael Volger
Bruce Devore: Rip McManus
Ron Engel: Jerry Dexter
Stiles: Tom J Kirk

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