116 minutes – Drama Language: English Canadian release date: February 19, 2016 Canadian distributor: Entertainment One
Partially shot in Montreal, this is the true story of Jesse Owens (Canadian actor Stephan James), the African American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens goes to Ohio State to study and while there, is spotted by coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), who recognizes Jesse’s potential. He inspires Jesse to aim for gold at the next Olympics, to be held in Germany. Meanwhile American officials deliberate on whether the United States should participate or withdraw, due to Hitler’s Nazi regime and its treatment of Jews and other minorities. Race is a France-Germany-Canada co-production.
Stephen Hopkins Louis-Philippe Rochon Karsten Brünig Thierry Potok Jean-Charles Levy Luc Dayan Kate Garwood Nicolas Manuel Dominique Séguin
George Acogny Jonathan Bronfman Morgan Emmery Scott Kennedy Al Munteanu Thierry Potok Mark Slone
Joe Shrapnel Anna Waterhouse
Stephan James Jason Sudeikis Eli Goree Shanice Banton Carice van Houten Jeremy Irons William Hurt David Kross Jonathan Higgins Tony Curran Amanda Crew Barnaby Metschurat Vlasta Vrana Shamier Anderson Jesse Bostick Moe Jeudy-Lamour Gaetan Normandin Jacob Andrew Kerr Dondre Octave Jeremy Ferdman Giacomo Gianniotti Tim McInnerny Jonathan Aris Nicholas Woodeson Larry Day Michèle Lonsdale Smith Andrew Moodie Adrian Zwicker Bruno Bruni Jr. Marcus Bluhm Glynn Turman Anthony Sherwood Justus Carrière Karl Graboshas Steffen Mennekes Ricky Watson Frank Schorpion Anian Zollner Tim Post Chantel Riley John Maclaren
Jesse Owens Larry Snyder Dave Albritton Ruth Solomon Leni Riefenstahl Avery Brundage Jeremiah Mahoney Carl ‘Luz’ Long Dean Cromwell Lawson Robertson Peggy Joseph Goebbels St-John Eulace Peacock Ken Seitz Mel Walker Frank Wykoff Foy Draper Ralph Metcalfe Marty Glickman Sam Stoller Charles Sherrill Alfred J. Lill Fred Rubien Francis Schmidt (football coach) Emma Owens (mother) Henry Owens (father) Adolf Hitler Hans Ertl Wolfgang Furstner Harry Davis Reverend Ernest Hall Carl Diem Adolf Dassler Reporter #2 Reporter #3 Doorman Hans Von Tschammer Phil Diamond (head timer Ferry Field) Quinella Nickerson Announcer at Ferry Field