CATEGORIES Movie NewsWith the best athletes in the world competing for Gold this week in London, it's time to turn our attention to something that hasn't even been invented yet: Movie Olympics! Here, Moviefone pits together some of your favorite characters in Olympic events.
Lace up your trainers, today's event is track and field! While the Olympians are giving each other a run for their money, there's a few memorable movie sprints that deserve their due.
From Rocky to Ferris Beuller, take a look at those competing in the event below. When you're finished, make sure to vote for who you think should take home the Movie Olympic Gold for archery.
Name: Ferris Bueller from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Why He's On The List: After Ferris's epic day playing hooky, there was an epic run-home to match. After seeing his sister and mom on the way home, Ferris has to book it in order to get away with his school-free romp. His running aside, Bueller's savvy and suave make this one of the more entertaining sprints around. Why It Could Win: Obstacles be damned! Bueller slid down playground equipment, took short-cuts through someone's home and even stopped to say hello to some sunbathing ladies (10 points for charm). Watch Ferris in action Name: Jack from "Mr. Mom" Why He's On The List: No one calls Michael Keaton one of the wives and gets away with it! In the 1983 flick, Jack participates in one of the most ridiculous company races of all time. The challengers, first clad in flippers, have to make their way through a toddle-approved obstacle course to emerge the victor. Why He Could Win: Determination and sportsmanship. Jack had victory in his grasp but decided it would not be wise to dethrone his wife's boss. What a guy! Watch Jack in action
Name:Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell from "Chariots of Fire" Why It's On The List: The consummate running flick! Here, two young men compete in the 1924 Olympics. Both men show fierce determination and heart on their way to winning two gold medals. Why They Could Win: First, they're in the Olympics! So, these guys obviously know what they're doing and they're no stranger to endurance. Plus, they gleefully run on the beach to Vangelis. Watch Harold and Eric in action
Name: Rocky from "Rocky" Why He's On The List: After a series of unconventional training sessions, there was no run more triumphant than Rock going the distance and running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum. Why He Could Win: Rocky is the quintessential underdog, but he has heart and never gives up. Plus, he has a really powerful theme song. Watch Rocky in action
Name: Forrest Gump from "Forrest Gump" Why He's On The List: "Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!" We believe you, Forrest! The famous character has done many, many things, but his instinct and talent of running has been with him since childhood. Why It Could Win: First of all, he has his own chant: "Run, Forrest, Run!" And I am sure he can out-distance any competitor -- after all, he did run for three years, two months, 14 days, and 16 hours straight. Watch Forrest in action