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16 Days of Glory

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Epic docu celebrates athletes, majesty of 1984 Olympics.

Movie G 1986 284 minutes
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The narration is dry as a bone, and the length may be off-putting to those with short attention spans, but this expansive documentary is hailed as a classic for a reason. Directed by the titan of sports documentaries, Bud Greenspan, it spares nothing in its attempt to capture the full experience of these 1984 Games, notable for American athletes like Mary Lou Retton and Greg Louganis, but also spending time with sumo wrestlers, runners, and volleyball players. Yeah, it's a little boring by today's standards, but it's a must for Olympic lovers who love all the little details.

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