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Old 07-29-03, 07:52 AM   #1
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Tracks of Glory

This appears to be a cycling movie that I have never seen

Could this be a sleeper that slipped through the cracks? It looks to be a pretty good movie about Major Taylor (Black American) who races track in Australia around 1900. Anyone seen this one? It's a 1989 movie.

I found it on Dish Network (satellite) on the True Stories Channel. Appears it will be on again later in the day.

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1989, 143 minutes
Color, English
Indiana-born Major Taylor breaks racial barriers as a world-champion bicycle racer in circa-1900 Australia.

Starring: Phil Morris, Cameron Daddo, Richard Roxburgh, Renee Jones, Robert Vaughn, Scott Burgess, Justine Clarke, Brett Climo, Nicholas Eadie, John Ewart, Joan Sydney

July 25: 10:40AM
July 29: 7:00AM, 3:50PM

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Old 07-29-03, 12:17 PM   #2
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I have never seen it but I would like to check it out.
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Old 07-29-03, 12:34 PM   #3
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It was an Aussie made-for-TV miniseries, a dead serious and slow-paced video biography of Major Taylor focusing on his racing in Australia. I've seen it and liked it. It has it's rewards.
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Glad I caught this thread- I'll be definitely watching this one today! This is the movie I've been trying to get my hands on for the longest!

Thanks for the heads up!

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Oh, I just checked- that's 3:50 Central Standard Time, in case people from other time zones want to watch the movie too.

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Oh, I just checked- that's 3:50 Central Standard Time, in case people from other time zones want to watch the movie too.

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One day, I want to visit Major Taylor's grave.
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