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Without Limits (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  11 September 1998 (USA)
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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 »

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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

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Pre-The Way he Competed...The Way he Lives his Life See more »

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

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$777,423 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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Tom Cruise considered playing Prefontaine, but decided against it citing that he was too old for the part. See more »

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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 »

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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 ...
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Without Limits: Well-made and acted film draws fervent fan - again!
1 December 2000 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

While I did not know Steve Prefontaine personally, I am the age he would be now and I remember him and the incredible records he set, as though it happened yesterday. I routinely devoured the sports pages to read anything about him. And, from all that I do remember, this film was made based on truth. It was also extraordinarily well-cast and well-acted. Donald Sutherland is the consummate character actor, literally BECOMING Bill Bowerman. Billy Crudup, as well, WAS "Pre"! And he has a stunning future (he was great in "Almost Famous"). I would like to see more of Monica Potter, who is quietly making a name for herself. I enjoyed the reality of the script by Robert Towne and Kenny Moore. And Towne's direction assured that no one overacted, as I believe occurred in another docu/film on the same subject recently. The cinematography made me yearn for Oregon once more, and the editing, as it is supposed to do, completed the work with its continuity: I never felt as though I wasn't brought naturally from one scene to the next. I have seen this film a half-dozen times and could watch it again and again - if only for the "race" footage! Steve Prefontaine, after all, was this country's best middle and long distance runner, and moreover, its quintessential athlete - American to the core.


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