The Jesse Owens Story

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The legendary black track gold medalist of the 1936 Berlin Olympics is the subject of this two-part four-hour docudrama, which deals with forty years of his life, traced from his Alabama roots to his tax battles with ...more

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... Jesse Owens

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... Lew Gilbert

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... Ruth Solomon Owens

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... Judge J Samuel Perry

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... Luz Long

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... Mamma Solomon

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... Jimmy Hoffa

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... Professor Slade Preston

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... Coach Larry Snyder

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... Marty Forkins

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... Mel Walker

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... Avery Brundage

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Synopsis

The legendary black track gold medalist of the 1936 Berlin Olympics is the subject of this two-part four-hour docudrama, which deals with forty years of his life, traced from his Alabama roots to his tax battles with the government and his final vindication. Shown to coincide with the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, it is told through the eyes of investigator Georg Stanford Brown, as a parole officer appointed by the courts to prepare a background report on Owens (played over a forty-year span by Dorian Harewood) by interviewing the various people in his life.

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