Sports on the Silver Screen (1997)

1997-03-16 (US) Documentary 1h 25m
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HBO (in association with the American Film Institute) presents this 1997 anthology, narrated by Liev Schreiber, which looks at sports in cinema from the earliest silent films until the nineties. Watch not for dramatic scenes but for the glimpse of historical figures shown both cinematic and athletic- in this tribute to the merging of sports and Hollywood.

  1. Frank Deford


  2. Leslie D. Farrell


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  1. Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber

    Self - Narrator (voice)

  2. Marv Albert

    Marv Albert

    Self (archive footage)

  3. John G. Avildsen

    John G. Avildsen

    Self (archive footage)

  4. Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

    Self (archive footage)

  5. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Self (archive footage)

  6. Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    Self (archive footage)

  7. Robert Chartoff

    Robert Chartoff

    Self (archive footage)

  8. Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper

    Self (archive footage)

  9. Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal

    Self (archive footage)

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Original Language English

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