The Loneliest Runner


1h 30m 1976

Brief Synopsis

A teenage loner who happens to be a gifted athlete must cope with personal shame and the angry accusations of his parents, especially his demanding mother, over his chronic bed-wetting, although his shame ironically results in his eventually becoming an Olympic gold-medalist runner. Michael Landon b

Film Details

Also Known As
Loneliest Runner
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A teenage loner who happens to be a gifted athlete must cope with personal shame and the angry accusations of his parents, especially his demanding mother, over his chronic bed-wetting, although his shame ironically results in his eventually becoming an Olympic gold-medalist runner. Michael Landon based this story on his own teenage experiences. Photographer Ted Voigtlander and editor John Loeffler each received an Emmy nomination.

Film Details

Also Known As
Loneliest Runner
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Aired in United States December 20, 1976