The Long Run 20 years old

The Long Run

A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but when he's fired to make way for a smooth, corporate type, he's at loose ends. Then he sees Christine, a Namibian immigrant who runs to forget her troubles. He offers to coach her and soon she's living at his house, following his diet and training regimen. But his single-mindedness gets to her: she wants a job and a place of her own. Plus, the man who replaced Barry likes her and wants her away from Barry. Can runner and coach (woman and man, African and European) sort out their complex relationship before the race? Written by


The Long Run Cast

Name Character
Paterson Joseph He was 36, now 57 years old as Gasa
Armin Mueller-Stahl He was 70, now 91 years old as Bertold " Barry " Böhmer
Christopher Kubheka as Johannes
Anna-Mart van der Merwe as Anna
Septula Sebogodi as Terror
Jeremia Ramasita as Kupa
Nthati Moshesh She was 31, now 52 years old as Christine Moyo
Desmond Dube He was 32, now 53 years old as Miso
Gift Leotlela as Popo
Elize Cawood She was 48, 67 years old when she died as Mrs Suiker

The Long Run Crew

Name Department
Trevor Jones as Original Music Composer. He was 52 (now 72) years old Sound
Emilia Roux as Art Direction. Art
Jean Stewart as Director. She was 70 (now 91) years old Directing
Johann Potgieter as Screenplay. Writing
Anant Singh as Producer. He was 44 (now 65) years old Production
Helena Spring as Producer. Production
Cinders Forshaw as Director of Photography. Camera
Avril Beukes as Editor. Editing
Christa Schamberger as Casting. Production
Jon-Jon Lambon as Set Designer. Art
Mark Joubert as Set Decoration. Art
Darion Hing as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Tania Brooke as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Sue Michaels as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Candice Smallwood as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
The Long Run poster
The Long Run (20 years)

  • Release day: Friday, May 04, 2001
  • Runtime: 112 minutes