BOSTON BILLY

HERE & THERE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2022

In 1972. BILL ROGERS, scorned and bullied for refusing to fight in Vietnam, returns to running past his prime. He is determined to prove his patriotism by winning the next Olympic marathon for the US. The one man who can help him do that is COACH SQUIRES - a proud Vietnam veteran.

    • Year of production
    • 2022
    • Genres
    • Drama, True Story, Sport
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Branded a coward for refusing to fight in Vietnam, Bill Rogers returns to running past his prime, determined to prove his patriotism by winning the next Olympic marathon for the US.
      The one man who can help him do that is COACH SQUIRES -- head of the Great Boston Running Club, innovator of a new training method, and proud Vietnam veteran.
      As the two men clash over politics and running, Bill struggles to make ends meet as an amateur athlete, which leads him to a disastrous showing at the Montreal Olympics.
      And while this failure brings him to the edge, he manages to painfully build himself back up.
      As the country enters a new decade and running becomes a national pastime, Bill becomes the face of the Running Boom, the movement millions of Americans subscribe to, including newly elected President Carter.
      And just before his last chance to win the Olympic gold, president Carter decides to boycott the Moscow Games as retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
      Crushed by that decision, Bill clashes with Coach one last time over the running, war, and patriotism.
      Outspoken as ever, Bill ultimately puts his life on the line for his beliefs.