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Personal Best (1982)

The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

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Patrice Donnelly ...
Kenny Moore ...
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Roscoe Travis
Kari G. Peyton ...
Penny Brill (as Kari Gosswiller)
Jodi Anderson ...
Nadia 'Pooch' Anderson
Maren Seidler ...
Tanya
Martha Watson ...
Sheila
Emily Dole ...
Maureen
Pam Spencer ...
Jan
Deby Laplante ...
Trish
Mitzi McMillin ...
Laura
Jan Glotzer ...
Karen
Jan Van Reenen ...
Yelovitch
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The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

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Drama | Sport

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26 June 1982 (Japan)  »

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As Parceiras  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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One of two adult dramas with eroticism starring actress Mariel Hemingway that were made and released during the early 1980s. The movies are Star 80 (1983) and Personal Best (1982). Hemingway had also previously appeared in the controversial rape movie Lipstick (1976) and had portrayed a seventeen year-old high-school student who has a liaison with a twice-divorced forty-two year-old man in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979) in which Hemingway was Oscar nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. See more »

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At 2:00:00, the runners are more spread out than when seen in preceding or following shots. See more »

Quotes

Terry Tingloff: The high jump is a masochists event-it always ends on failure.
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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know Me
Written by Cindy Walker (as C. Walker) and Eddy Arnold (as E. Arnold)
Sung by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of CBS Records
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not sex, but friendship between rivals
15 May 2002 | by (Omaha Nebraska) – See all my reviews

Excellent, the relationship, more friendship than sex between 2 women who are friends, lovers and rivals at the same time. At the end they are just friends. Not many movies about track and of course probably this is the only one about the intimacy of the relations between the runners, the difficulties of being not only lovers, but rivals that want the same prize. I liked it very much, instead of your typical sports film of difficulties until the final triumph, here we have the everyday training of this athletes, not famous, but hard workers. The final irony is they classify for the 80 olympic games and they could´t go.


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