Chariots of Fire
|Chariots of Fire|
|Directed by||Hugh Hudson|
|Produced by||David Puttnam|
|Written by||Colin Welland|
|Edited by||Terry Rawlings|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
(USA & Canada)
20th Century Fox
|Budget||$5.5 million (£3 million)|
|Box office||$59 million (U.S.)|
The movie was directed by Hugh Hudson. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson starred as Abrahams and Liddell. Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, Lindsay Anderson, John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, and Alice Krige star in supporting roles.
The movie's title was inspired by the line, "Bring me my Chariot of fire!", from the William Blake poem adapted into the British hymn "Jerusalem". The original phrase "chariot(s) of fire" is from 2 Kings 2:11 and 6:17 in the Bible.
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- Chariots of Fire at Box Office Mojo
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