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The true story of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), the African American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Jesse (Stephan James) goes to Ohio State to study and while there, is spotted by coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), who recognizes Jesse's potential. He inspires Jesse to aim for gold at the next Olympics, to be held in Germany. Meanwhile American officials deliberate on whether the United States should participate or withdraw, due to Hitler’s Nazi regime and its treatment of Jews and other minorities.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Studio: Focus Features
Producer(s): Stephen Hopkins, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Karsten Brünig, Thierry Potok, Jean-Charles Levy, Luc Dayan, Kate Garwood, Nicolas Manuel, Dominique Séguin
Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton, William Hurt, Chantel Riley, Jonathan Higgins, Barnaby Metschurat
Writer(s): Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Inspiration: Jesse Owens
Official Site: racethefilm.com
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