Best running scenes in movies?

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    I was trying to think of some inspirational video for a "tapering" period and started thinking about cool running scenes in movies.

    Personally, I'm not so into the documentaries. I like it more when there's a bigger story going on, and somebody has to run somewhere for a reason that's part of the story. Some faves of mine:

    The New Year's Eve "yes I guess I do really love you" run in When Harry Met Sally.

    All that running after orcs Aragon, Legolas, and Gimli do in Lord of the Rings.

    And of course most of Run Lola Run.

    What are your faves?
     
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    stomper wrote:I was trying to



    I'm pretty sure "Cool Runnings" had a few good sprinting scenes, at least during the the push starts.

    Oh, COOL running scenes.

    Never mind.
     

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    Ha!  I loved Run Lola

    Ha! I loved Run Lola Run.



    Let me think...
     
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     Run Fatboy Run was awfully

    Run Fatboy Run was awfully great.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIpzoZYxO4
     
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    Yes, I love Run Fat Boy Run

    Yes, I love Run Fat Boy Run and The Spirit of the Marathon.
     
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    We watched "Saint Ralph" last

    We watched "Saint Ralph" last year - a pretty fantastic movie, and I also like the version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that plays during the climactic Boston Marathon scene.
     

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     Saint Ralph is a great

    Saint Ralph is a great running movie! There is always of course Prefontaine even if his coach is vilified in this forum.
     
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    What about Forest Gump?

    What about Forest Gump?
     

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    Rocky.  The movie that

    Rocky. The movie that inspired me to run way back in 8th grade.
     
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    saypay45 wrote:Rocky.  The



    I agree times a million. I run in Philly so I get to run the Rocky landscape all the time (my running club meets at the Rocky steps). I run to South Philly sometimes to visit with my Eye-talian friend Anthony. I love it and there is no way not to be inspired.
     

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    I actually thought of the

    I actually thought of the Rocky opening theme song during the last parts of a training run back then to keep me pumped up. It still does the trick when I'm feeling sluggish at the end of a run.
     
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    Oh great!  Now I've got that

    Oh great! Now I've got that tune in my head and can't get it out! Thanks for nothing!
     
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    The Jason Bourne movies have

    The Jason Bourne movies have a fair amount of running in them.
     
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    Apparently one of the members

    Apparently one of the members of Survivor was playing at a bar in Minneapolis yesterday. I didn't know that Survivor did anything other than the Rocky theme...or that any of them had a solo career for that matter.
     
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    Even though they made it into

    Even though they made it into a commercial for Nike... I still like the beach running scene from Chariots of Fire.

    Maybe I should invest in a white on white running outfit for my next jaunty BF run on the beach?

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     One of the best parts of

    One of the best parts of many of the Doctor Who episodes are all the running scenes :)
     
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     yeah, the rocky I training

    yeah, the rocky I training scene is awesome.

    i just thought of something a little less triumphant, but just as true.

    In Body Heat, William Hurt goes running along the waterfront. He's cutting a pretty healthy sweaty image until he stops -- for a cigarette break.

    Sadly the clip is not on youtube but here's the trailer. A hot dark neo film noir.
     
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    I just saw some of that movie

    I just saw some of that movie Fools Gold with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. In it there is a scene where Matthew was just rescued from floating in the ocean and is running hard and fast barefoot to get to his divorce appointment; if he was late he would forfeit everything to Kate. The scene lasted quite awhile (of course there were takes.) He was really running very well and moving fast. I was really impressed with him.
     
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    The chase scene in "Casino

    The chase scene in "Casino Royale" is pretty awesome. It is very parkourish.

    McConaughey is a stud, especially in Dazed and Confused :D
     

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    I thought he was greasy in

    I thought he was greasy in Dazed and Confused.
     
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