9.79* Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9717

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 3

Theatrical Release Date: 10/09/2012

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Sport

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Daniel Gordon

Actors: David Harewood, Carl Lewis, Ben Johnson, Linford Christie, Robson da Silva, André Action Jackson

Plot: The Seoul 1988 Olympics - the 100 meter race had been billed as an epic matchup between American Carl Lewis and Canadian Ben Johnson. Johnson won the race but in a stunning development, just three days later, was stripped of his medal after a drug test revealed he was on steroids. Director Daniel Gordon looks back on this controversy and the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/28/2013

Given the recent event surrounding Lance Armstrong, this documentary hold even more weight and proves that drug use amongst athletes is quite widespread. Although focusing on one particular (and damning) moment in history - one has to wonder if someone went through past samples using today's technology - just how much they would find. A doctor even says during the documentary he did just that - but won't reveal the test results since so much time has passed - that's as good an indication as any that performance enhancing drugs are a lot more prevalent than one chooses to admit.

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