MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,688 this week

Without Limits (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  11 September 1998 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 5,607 users  
Reviews: 56 user | 28 critic

The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 21 Dec 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Mar 2014
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Without Limits" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Without Limits (1998)

Without Limits (1998) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Without Limits.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Coach Joe Newton has used the sport of Cross Country Running to teach simple but important lessons to high school boys for the last 50 years. "Always do your best", "be on time" and "it's ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Arnold
Stars: Joe Newton, Charlie Kern, Eric Dettman
Personal Best (1982)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

Director: Robert Towne
Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Dunham
Stars: Dick Beardsley, Ryan Bradley, Leah Caille
Ask the Dust (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne
Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland
Grind (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Billy Crudup, Adrienne Shelly, Paul Schulze
Prefontaine (1997)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Director: Steve James
Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Rachel, a part-time call girl, consumed with fairy tales, is taken off the streets of Las Vegas by Navy, a high-class gigolo in search of a new way of life in Montana. Along the way, the ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory C. Haynes
Stars: Richard Grieco, Yasmine Bleeth, Andy Romano
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Towne
Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Pre" embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the... See full summary »

Director: Erich Lyttle
Stars: Dana Carvey, Ken Kesey, Phil Knight
Roads of Asgard (Video 2009)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An exiled Viking seeks a new life as a mercenary in the Byzantine Varangian Guard during the time of the 1st Crusade: a world where friends may be your enemy, and your enemy may be your friend.

Stars: Sven Tuonela, Baron Von Goghku, Danny Fogle
Thriller

A remake of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller.

Director: Robert Towne
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Linc Wilcox returns home for his father's funeral only to find he's in love with his best friend's sister.

Director: Jeff Terry Anderson
Stars: Donny Terranova, Dawn Burgess, Jon Cellini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Roscoe Devine
...
...
Kenny Moore
...
Don Kardong
...
Barbara Bowerman
...
Bob Peters
Adam Setliff ...
Nicholas R. Oleson ...
Russ Francis (as Nicholas Oleson)
...
Iowa's Finest
...
Frank Shorter ...
Fred Long
Edit

Storyline

The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Believe in yourself. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Do krajnjih granica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,180 (USA) (11 September 1998)

Gross:

$777,423 (USA) (20 November 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harrison Ford was considered for the role of Bill Bowerman. See more »

Goofs

When the athletes toe the line just prior to the start of the 5000 meter Olympic final you see several of the runners wearing modern running shoes, not the time period track spikes they are later shown to be wearing. See more »

Quotes

Bill Bowerman: George Young is in town.
Steve Prefontaine: So?
Bill Bowerman: So, he holds the world record in the two mile.
Steve Prefontaine: Well we're running the 5,000 at the trials, Bill. What... you don't think I can beat George Young?
Bill Bowerman: He's got one hell of a finishing kick. Now you're not gonna run away from him... flat out.
Steve Prefontaine: Ah shit, we're back to front running again?
Bill Bowerman: Nothing would please George Young more... or the crowd. You'd be giving the crown the performance they want and him the one he expects.
Steve Prefontaine: Well you could call a race any goddamn you want, but ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of Prefontaine (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to be a Long Long Time)
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent track film
7 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Though I liked PREFONTAINE, Steve James' version of the same story, this is much better. That was straightforward biography, where this captures the poetry of running (James' film was prose, this is poetic). As he proved with PERSONAL BEST, Robert Towne understands the nuances of track and of athletes. Crudup is excellent as Steve Prefontaine, and even looks like a runner. And Sutherland gives the performance of his career as Bill Bowerman. I truly hope it lands him an Oscar nomination. I also hope Towne gets to direct more often, as all three films of his are winners.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please tell me you all realize Pre was murdered KingDeppLover
Better Prefontaine, Leto or Crudup? Rimz
TERRIBLE: 'You don't have the guts to catch me!' qinkilla
Who thinks Tom Cruise would have worked as Pre sub4
Question about Pre lknyc
Has anyone seen this movie? twolff13
Discuss Without Limits (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?