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May 13, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While watching "Endurance," you might be tempted to draw a family tree just to keep track of who is playing whom in the film that traces distance runner Haile Gebrselassie's journey from poverty in Ethiopia to a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. His nephew portrays him as a boy on the farm before Gebrselassie himself takes over the part as an adult. His sister plays his mother, his uncle is his father, among other relatives cast in the film.
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May 13, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While watching "Endurance," you might be tempted to draw a family tree just to keep track of who is playing whom in the film that traces distance runner Haile Gebrselassie's journey from poverty in Ethiopia to a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. His nephew portrays him as a boy on the farm before Gebrselassie himself takes over the part as an adult. His sister plays his mother, his uncle is his father, among other relatives cast in the film.
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