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Nadia


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  • Actors: Tamara Berkovic, Pat Starr, Karrie Ullman, Zvonimir Gavranovic, Cintija Asperger
  • Directors: Alan Cooke
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mpi Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MGBSMQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,005 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Nadia" on IMDb

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Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is profiled in this heart-warming family film. Nadia began training competitively at the age of six, with the now world-famous coach, Bela Karolyi and his wife Marta. At fourteen, she became the first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10 and walked away with five gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze at the 1976 Olympics. The petite gymnast from Romania was now an overnight media sensation, inspiring a whole new generation of future Nadias. But, fame came with a high price. As Nadia grew into a young woman she struggled with isolation, weight gain that threatened her career and the fear of exceeding increasingly high standards.

Nadia captures the hard work and determination of a young girl driven to success. The film stars Oscar® nominee Carrie Snodgrass (Diary of A Mad Housewife), Talia Balsam (Without A Trace), two-time Emmy® nominee Conchata Ferrell and Johann Carlo (Quiz Show).

Customer Reviews

Nadia VHS was good picture and sound quality.
Stacey Peril
I loved and watched this movie over & over as a kid.
Taryn
This is a very good depiction of the life of NAdia.
Angela King

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I loved this movie when I was a little girl, and have been trying to track it down since the neighbor who owned it moved away when I was 10 years old. This movie traces Nadia's career in gymnastics, starting from the moment she was discovered in the schoolyard by Bela Caroli when she was only 5 or 6 years old. We learn of the difficulties Nadia encounters, as her life is slowly taken over by the sport in many ways. However, we also witness all of her victories, starting with the competition where she was chosen to represent her country and first stole the spotlight from the other young gymnasts. The movie follows Nadia's life up to the Olympics, and the gymnastics scenes are all intercut with scenes from Nadia's real performances.I believe that anybody who loves gymnastics will really enjoy this movie. I really hope that it will be rereleased on VHS because I can't wait to buy a copy of my own!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Wenarsky on July 23, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I bought this VHS for my daughter, who is starting gymnastics lessons on the fall. While it was a good introduction to gymnastics for her, I can't help but feel really cheated. There is a LOT missing from this VHS version! There are scenes that abruptly cut off without explanation. There is a nice scene in the beginning where Nadia meets another little gymnast, they do an impromptu gymnastics routine together and lie on the mat and talk. That entire scene was cut out, so you're left not even knowing that they are friends. The was a lot more missing - more towards the end, that I realized after the film was over. I'm not sure why they didn't just release the film in its entirety, but it left the viewer with a feeling that character development was rather shallow, and it was more like a quick after-school special than a "bio", which is what the original version was. I would suggest waiting for this to eventually reappear on cable, rather than buying this version if you want something complete.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 19, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This was my favorite movie when I was a little girl - my sister and I used to pretend we were Nadia and Teodoro and we would act out all the scenes... we knew all the words by heart, from "Do you think it's possible for a little girl to fly?" to "You ARE fat!" We were devastated when our house got broken in to and our VCR was stolen, along with this video, which was inside it.
I can still remember the gymnastics routines. All of them.
Great movie. I recommend it for anyone who had childhood dreams.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann West on November 27, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I FIRST SAW THIS FILM ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO AND THOUGHT IT WAS MARVELLOUS. NADIA COMMENECI HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVOURITE GYMNAST AND THIS FILM BROUGHT HOME TO US SOME OF THE HARDSHIPS WHICH GYMNASTS HAVE TO FACE IN ORDER TO BE SO GOOD. MY DAUGHTER WAS A GYMNAST FROM THE AGE OF EIGHT UNTIL TWELVE WHEN SHE TOOK UP TRAMPOLINING AND ENDED UP COMPETING FOR GREAT BRITAIN. SHE TOO LOVES THIS FILM AND WE WOULD LIKE TO BUY IT IN VHS FORMAT. A FRIEND OF OURS FROM LONG AGO USED TO HAVE A COPY OF IT AND I BELIEVE SHE BOUGHT IT THROUGH THE GYMNAST MAGAZINE. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE WE CAN BUY A COPY IN THE UK OR ELSEWHERE PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie when I was a little girl and have been looking for it for years! I have asked for it at every movie rental place in my town and they all think i'm making it up! If anyone knows a way to buy this movie, please send it to the Publisher...I would greatly appreciate it! My little girl will love this movie!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie when I was a kid - a gymnast at the time. Nadia inspired me so much. She is still my heroine today. My young son is an excellent gymnast. I desperately want him to see this movie. He has heard so much about Nadia.He can see what determination and discipline is all about and how it pays off. If someone knows where I can purchase this video please write your comments as the Publisher is out of stock.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Bishop on April 17, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Nadia has been my favorite movie (and her my idol) since the 1st time I saw it at the age of 6. In reference to the other comment about the movie being edited, it's not. I have the original tv broadcast on tape that I recorded, and a copy I bought here on Amazon.com. They are both the same.The VHS version does have Nadia and Teodora doing their friendship routine when they first meet. This movie is an inspiration to anybody, even if they're not in gymnastics. My favorite part of the movie is that they actually show Nadia's uneven bar routine from the Montreal Olympics (in slow motion)so you can see just how perfect it was! This movie is a must have. I just wish it was on DVD. My tape is really getting worn out.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Padua on August 14, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
One of the greatest movies I've ever seen. The first time I saw it, I was just 6 years old, a made for TV movie. The next time they showed it, some 8 months later, I was ready to record! The tape lasted 9 years, before it fell apart from constant viewing! The story, one of the best I've seen of Nadia, tells about her humble beginings to her rise to glory. Then through her descent with eating problems, & back to her glory. You truly feel like you know Nadia after seeing this movie. If anyone know's where I could find this movie, I would greatly appreciate the information! My daughter has just started gymnastics classes, & she constantly hears me talking about this movie, I just wish she could see it!
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