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Without Limits (1998)

The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.

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

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Frank Shorter
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Roscoe Devine
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Bill Dellinger
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Kenny Moore
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Don Kardong
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Barbara Bowerman
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Bob Peters
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Mac Wilkins
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Elfriede Prefontaine
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Fred Long
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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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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11 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,180 (USA) (13 September 1998)

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$777,423 (USA) (22 November 1998)
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Trivia

Tom Cruise considered playing Prefontaine, but decided against it citing that he was too old for the part. See more »

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Before the NCAA championship the movie shows Pre injuring his foot in a hotel room with "Iowa's Finest" (Amy Jo Johnson). Pre actually hurt his foot jumping into the hotel's pool from the lifeguard post. See more »

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Steve Prefontaine: I can endure more pain than anyone you've ever met. That's why I can beat anyone I've ever met.
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Version of Prefontaine (1997) See more »

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Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
Written & Performed by Barry White
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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.


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