A second round of rowing movies
As watching live sport remains limited, we’re going for round 2 of movies with rowing. This extended list is thanks to feedback from the rowing community of more rowing movies.
Miracle at Oxford
2004, Great Britain – a re-release of the 1997 movie True Blue on the Oxford vs Cambridge University Boat race.
1985, Australia - A man who tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic friend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zOwi01568s
2004, Germany - a coming-of-age story set to the background of a rowing regatta. English title: Summer Storm. https://www.google.com/search?kgmid=/m/0cc0w_&hl=de-DE&q=Sommersturm&kgs=9f57a54455e3f314&shndl=0&source=sh/x/kp/osrp&entrypoint=sh/x/kp/osrp
Pull like a Dog
2017, Ireland, documentary on the Irish Olympic medal lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pulllikeadog
1984, USA - A young American (played by Rob Lowe) pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford University in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVW-eGAOL9A
La Regate (The boat race)
2009, France - To escape from his daily life of a violent father, Alex uses rowing. http://www.artemisproductions.com/en/films/THE_BOAT_RACE?fbclid=IwAR0tFlqTQWTR9m0sjPFIz9YFg-BcQPqlL_EaTNIu8kWtfIkZ8LI2OtfnvTg
2012, USA - An American sports romance about a fiercely competitive rower who fails to make the Olympic team for a second time.
1996, USA - The story of a Harvard University graduate who is the favourite to win gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Based on the book, The Amateurs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnLu1oZE_w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1REmHWWVryN1G5_BvgX2mf5LNwIF5LSuxQYU9jmTPUAYxAkV-sdO-GgLY
Korolevskaya Regata – The Royal Regatta
1966, Russia - a student team loses their coach after being defeated in competitions. The coach takes the best rowers with him and the remaining athletes put together their own team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUh6yNPAv_8&fbclid=IwAR0yHxBp7nq6CFsOkNV6rrQ2FYAobYJfhJSZcIGtUOORN6FJxCqrrOKHhkQ
Golden Will: The Silken Laumann story
1996, Canada - Based on the life of Canadian rower Silken Laumann who was seriously injured in the lead up to the Barcelona Olympics.
More rowing movies to watch here.