Running Brave

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Running Brave
Poster of the movie Running Brave.jpg
Directed by D.S. Everett
Donald Shebib
Written by Henry Bean
Shirl Hendryx
Based on life of Billy Mills
Starring Robby Benson
Pat Hingle
August Schellenberg
Graham Greene
Edited by Peter Zinner
Production
  company
Walt Disney Pictures
Englander Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) November 4, 1983
Running time 106 minutes
Language English
Budget $8 million
Box office $3,000,000

Running Brave is a 1983 movie based on the story of Billy Mills, a North American Indian brought up on the reservation, destined against all odds to become the best distance runner in the world in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

In one of the great upsets in sports history, distance runner Billy Mills sprinted from 3rd place and took the gold medal in the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Mills is still the only American in history to accomplish this feat. Robby Benson portrays Mills, the Oglala Sioux who left the reservation in the late 1950s for his date with Destiny. Pat Hingle and a young Graham Greene also star. D.S. Everett directs.

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