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Downhill Racer was a 1969 film directed by American director Michael Ritchie on his film debut. It is a film drama about skiing starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Film refers to the celluloid medium on which motion pictures are printed. ... Michael Ritchie (November 28, 1938 - April 16, 2001) was an American film director Michael Ritchie is also the name of an English college student in East Sussex who is famous for writing three novels for teenagers about teenage life. ... Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet... Robert Redford Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Gene Hackman Eugene Alden Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ...


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Cocky Robert Redford joins the U.S. ski team as a downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax. Robert Redford Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Gene Hackman Eugene Alden Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ...

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SKI Magazine ~ The Downhill Racer (1255 words)
As a consolation, I rented "Downhill Racer." I had seen the 1969 film several times as a youngster in the theater and on TV, but never after actually being a downhill racer myself.
"Downhill Racer" nails the dichotomy of a downhiller's life, parading through Europe as a VIP and returning home as an unknown.
"Downhill Racer's" prophecy was fulfilled by Bill Johnson in 1984 and 10 years later by Tommy Moe.
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