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

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Storyline

Life and times of Steve Prefontaine, a young long-distance runner from Oregon who pursued the dream of Olympic gold in Munich and became one of the biggest, yet most tragic sport stars in America. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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He beat the odds... And became a legend!


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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24 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$311,253 (USA) (24 January 1997)

Gross:

$532,190 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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Trivia

Jared Leto had to be very involved in running and track in order to play the main role for the film. See more »

Goofs

During the running of the 10,000 meter race at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the television shows the Star of David as the decimal point in the time. The Star of David was used after the Israeli hostage crisis, and the race happened before the crisis. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bill Bowerman: Pre turned distance running into a blood sport. You wanna know what he meant to folks around here? What was it
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Bill Bowerman: kids said back then? "You just had to be there."
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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

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Yvonne
Written by Mason Daring
Performed by Dennis Brennan
Courtesy of Daring Records
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Why isn't this movie on DVD?
25 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was brilliantly put together and the end result is phenomenal. Every scene in the movie is important to the overall end result and I didn't feel this movie was overly long at all and I don't understand those who said it was. The movie deals well with showing Pre's determination to be the best and the emotions of overcoming failure. I wanted to buy this on DVD only to find out they don't make it on DVD, and I couldn't understand why, this is an amazing film and you don't have to know who Prefontaine was to enjoy it, although you might appreciate it more.....


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