“Nadia” – The Movie

Nadia Comaneci is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world. Nadia was the first female gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event, when she received 7 perfect 10’s at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She is a Romanian gymnast, won three Olympic gold medals at those 1976 Summer Olympics and was also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Nadia, Bela and Marta

This movie is the story about Nadia, from the time she was discovered by Belya Karolyi, and had just begun her gymnastics career to the Montreal Olympics where she received 7 perfect 10 scores and through the rest of her Olympic career. It is also very much a story about Bela Karolyi and his wife, Marta, and their coaching career in Romania.

Plot, Plot and Subplots

The main plot is the gymnastics life of Nadia. The second plot is about the Karolyis and their coaching career. There are numerous sub-plots to the story, having to do with federation politics, gymnasts’ family lives, gymnastics training and discipline. This is an excellent family movie and one all young gymnasts should watch.

Famous Gymnasts as actors in the Movie

Some well-known international gymnasts play big roles in this movie. US gymnast Marcia Frederick plays Nadia Comaneci and Emilia Eberle plays a gymnast as well. Choreographer, Geza Poszar, who also now lives in the United States, plays himself in the movie.

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 1

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 2

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 3

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 4

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 5

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 6

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 7

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 8

“Nadia” – The Movie – Part 9

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Simon Adams – Kurt Stilier
Bozidar Alic – George Condovici
Cintija Asperger – Counselor #1 (as Cynthia Asperger)
Talia Balsam – Marta Karolyi
Jonathan Banks – Gheorge Comaneci
Joe Bennett – Bela Karolyi
Gheorghe Berechet – French Official
Tamara Berkovic – Emilia Eberle
Simone Blue – Older Teodora Ungureanu
Johann Carlo – Older Nadia Comaneci
Gregory Cooke – Vieru’s Secretary
Lee Ann Dubravec – Counselor #2
Conchata Ferrell – Mili Simonescu
Marcia Frederick – Nadia Comaneci
Jelena Gavranovic – Gabriella
Zvonimir Gavranovic – Russian Coach
Vjenceslav Kapural – French Interpreter
Sonja Kereskenji – Marieanna
Nives Osvald – Olga Korbut
Anne Paret – Anne
Milan Plecas – Sorin Cepoi
G̩za Poszar РHimself
Bozidar Smiljanic – French Announcer (as Bozo Smiljanic)
Carrie Snodgress – Stefania Comaneci
Pat Starr – Teacher
Carl Strano – Nicholae Vieru
Branka Strmac – Counselor #3
Karrie Ullman – Young Teodora Ungureanu
Domagoj Vukusic – Gatekeeper (as Tom Vukusic)
Leslie Weiner – Young Nadia Comaneci
Kamenka Zivcic – Nelli Kim


Dave Bell – executive producer
Sheldon Cooper – executive producer
Marilyn Hall – associate producer
James Thompson – producer
Wayne Threm – producer

Original Music

Christopher L. Stone


Frank Beascoechea

Film Editing

Raymond Bridgers

Production Design

George Becket

Art Direction

Zeljko Senecic

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