The movie Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
The director of the film, Stephen Hopkins, has been MIA at the multiplex for decades. The last time he had a viable movie in theaters was in 1998, with the film Lost In Space (it bombed).
He is best known for the late 1980s and early 1990s marginal films Predator 2 and A Nightmare On Elm Street 5. He also directed the film Blown Away, which was filmed in Boston in 1994 and stars Jeff Bridges.
For the past 2 decades Stephen Hopkins has been directing TV shows, including 24 and House Of Lies.