opening scene and music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7Vu7cqB20
Plot: A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's prize runner.
Another movie well-worth watching is Without Limits about American legend Steve Prefontaine. Personally, I think there were greater runners in his time, but it's a great story, and of course, I like the way his mother speaks English...Hehe.