Personal Best



This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn plays their coach in this film that culminates with the trials for the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

  1. Robert Towne

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mariel Hemingway

    Mariel Hemingway

    Chris Cahill

  2. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    Terry Tingloff

  3. Patrice Donnelly

    Patrice Donnelly

    Tory Skinner

  4. Kenny Moore

    Denny Stites

  5. Jim Moody

    Jim Moody

    Roscoe Travis

Full Cast & Crew

Personal Best
Personal Best


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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 5, 1982


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

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