Downhill Racer (1969) Rating:
Drama / Sport Cast:
Robert Redford / Gene Hackman / Camilla Sparv / Karl Michael Vogler / Jim McMullan / Kathleen Crowley / Dabney Coleman / Kenneth Kirk / Oren Stevens / Jerry Dexter / Walter Stroud / Carole Carle / Rip McManus / Joe Jay Jalbert / Tom J. Kirk Language:
English / German / French Plot:
David Chappellet is a mean-spirited skier, who profits from another skier's injury to gain a spot on the American Olympic team. His roommate sums up his goals when he observes of David, "He's not for the team, and he never will be"; but precisely who the David is that David is so fiendishly striving for we're never to learn. He develops a short-lived relationship with Carole Stahl, a glamorous European woman even more capricious than himself. Chappellet's identity trouble are exacerbated by the fact that he is an "Event" as well as a personality; and more astute minds than his own have difficulty where the one leaves off and the other takes over. Director Michael Richie's ("The Candidate") feature film debut.