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PBR Review: I always love it when a story has it's roots in truth and this is just such a story. It's told primarily from the viewpoint of Joe Rantz, one of the nine men from The University of Washington's rowing team, competing in the 1936 More


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Talking Points: There are many different levels to this story. The underdogs fighting for the Gold against Ivy League schools. The dedication and team work necessary to achieve their goal of winning an Olympic Gold Medal. This is a story of perseverance, with strong focus on one man in particular, who was impacted greatly by the depression, abandoned by his parents. It takes place on the cusp of World War II with Hitler striving to show off German superiority, in hindsight a forshadowing of things to come.
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