Downhill Racer

Year: 1970
Duration: 1h 41min
IMDb: 6.5
Genres: Sport, Drama
Country: USA
David Chappellet is a mean-spirited skier, who profits from another skier&#39s injury to gain a spot on the American Olympic team. His roommate sums up his goals when he observes of David, "He&#39s not for the team, and he never will be"; but precisely who the David is that David is so fiendishly striving for we&#39re never to learn. He develops a short-lived relationship with Carole Stahl, a glamorous European woman even more capricious than himself. Chappellet&#39s identity trouble are exacerbated by the fact that he is an "Event" as well as a personality; and more astute minds than his own have difficulty where the one leaves off and the other takes over. Director Michael Richie&#39s ("The Candidate") feature film debut.