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Finish Line (1989)

In order to get better results, a young athlete starts using steroids and begins his downfall.

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John Nicolella

Writer:

Norman Morrill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brolin ... Martin Shrevelow
Josh Brolin ... Glenn Shrevelow
Mariska Hargitay ... Lisa Karsh
Kristoff St. John ... Tito Landreau
John Finnegan ... Purdy Hall
Christopher Keyes Christopher Keyes ... Ray White
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... The Doormouse
Stephen Lang ... Coach Harkins
Grand L. Bush ... Mike Gray (as Grand Bush)
Joe Jackson Joe Jackson ... Milky
James Ray James Ray ... Dr. Willard
Owen Engelmann Owen Engelmann ... Athlete #2
Todd Gerimonte Todd Gerimonte ... Athlete #1
Karen Saddington Karen Saddington ... Instructor
Dave Weinkauf Dave Weinkauf ... Official #2
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In order to get better results, a young athlete starts using steroids and begins his downfall.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Endspurt See more »

Filming Locations:

Corvallis, Oregon, USA See more »

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The Guber-Peters Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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a powerful cautionary tale
6 October 2001 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

This is one film that I feel has been really overlooked. Both Broilns give great performances and people who just remember Josh from his role in The Goonies will really be shocked. His character is basically a likeable kid just driven to win. I think this film says something about how we pressure our young atheletes to bring home the Gold at all costs. Its surely a warnig to heed. Not to give anything away, but the fact that this film does not have a happy ending really helps. It gets your attention, makes it more realistic and really stays in your mind long after the final credits.


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