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Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)

TV Movie | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the law and a rebellious attitude almost cost him the ...See moreThe true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the law and a rebellious attitude almost cost him the 1984 Gold Medal that he won. Written by Keith Haney See less
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Director
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Elizabeth A. Bardsley (story) | Maxwell Pitt (story) (teleplay)
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Charles Coleman (as Charles V. Coleman) | Tom Stevens
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May 8, 1985 (United States)

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Anthony Edwards
Bill Johnson Bill Johnson   See fewer
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Wayne Northrop
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Dennis Weaver
Wally Johnson Wally Johnson   See fewer
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Ed Bishop
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David Lema
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Sam DeFazio
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Dan Pinto
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Roman Muller
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Michael John Paliotti
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Vicko Ruic
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Venantino Venantini
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5.9 / 10 | 60 votes