7.2/10
5,997
59 user 28 critic

Without Limits (1998)

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:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
On the Edge (1986)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

Director: Rob Nilsson
Stars: Bruce Dern, Bill Bailey, Pam Grier
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
UFC on Fox (TV Series 2011)
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Fighters who've mastered multiple different fighting styles meet together in an octagon to determine who is the ultimate fighter.

Stars: Herb Dean, Marc Goddard, Mario Yamasaki
Transcend II (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running's most cherished prize - the ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Del Monte, Tad Munnings
Stars: Wesley Korir
Running (1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane
Ham & Cheese (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Two talentless actors attempt to make it in the cruel world of showbiz. Without an ounce of talent between the two of them and their only strength being persistence, they'll do almost anything to attain their dream. Except let it go.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Stars: Mike Beaver, Jason Jones, Samantha Bee
E-Dreams (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An in-depth look at the highs and lows of a dot com. The movie follows the founders of Kozmo.com as they raise money and file for IPO. But no one has predicted the market crash in April 2000.

Director: Wonsuk Chin
Stars: Joseph Park, Yong Kang, Thoeger Hansen
Mei ren cao (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the summer of 1974, Xing-Yu (Shu Qi) meets and falls in love with a rebel, Si-Mong. A member of the Chinese People's Army, her comrades immediately frown on their relationship. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Yue Lü
Stars: Bin Fang, Chuang Chen, Mengnan Li
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Neal is a good looking, smooth talking, killer deal closer, who can sell anything to anyone at any time. For Neal, sales is just a numbers game; you can't sell to everyone, but you make enough calls in one day and you will make money. For.

Director: James Van Alden
Stars: Madison Walls, Steven Bauer, Ken Howard
1986 World Series (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets, were making their third World Series ... See full summary »

Stars: Vin Scully, Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Ethan Bortnick
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:

PRE. The way he competed. The way he lived his life. 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

Robert Towne wanted Tommy Lee Jones to play Bill Bowerman, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

The Olympic Fanfare is heard during television coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics. However, John Williams didn't compose that piece until the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. See more »

Quotes

Steve Prefontaine: Bill, has it ever occurred to you that there's such a thing as overcoaching?
Bill Bowerman: Yeah... I'm against it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.28 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Tamalpais High
Written & Performed by David Crosby
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best biography in years-****
13 November 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have always been a huge fan of Robert Towne ever since I first saw Chinatown. I haven't seen a disappointing film of his other than Mission: Impossible 2, Without Limits was far from a letdown.

I'm not sure how much poetic license Towne used to make the film, for I never have been a fan of running or any other athletics and so have never really known anything about the characters, but like in the cases of The Insider or Quiz Show I truly don't care as long as he didn't get too muddled up in fiction.

The story is well told with great performances and a superb soundtrack, the greatest treat of all being Donald Sutherland's fantastic performance as Bill Bowerman. This bit of acting makes me wonder how once again Sutherland could be forgotten by the Oscars. With a career including such great roles as in M*A*S*H, Klute and Ordinary People, the fact that he is still cheated of even a nomination bewilders me, especially when this film came in a year where the only true competition for such a performance was Geoffrey Rush's scene stealing work in Elizabeth. (To all of you who agree with James Coburn's win, I haven't seen Affliction.)


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?