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Prefontaine (1997)

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

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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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Префонтейн  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$532,190 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At least five people who Prefontaine knew spoke about his experience of running throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

A 1990s-era Jeep Cherokee is visible in the background at a track meet. 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
[indecipherable]
Bill Bowerman: kids said back then? "You just had to be there."
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Connections

Referenced in Selfie: Stick in the Mud (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Once You Get Started
Written by Gavin Christopher
Performed by Rufus and Chaka Khan
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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A film about the American runner Steven Prefontaine.
3 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was on BBC2 very late so i thought it wouldn't be a good film because they usually put bad films on at that time of night, but OH MY WORD was i wrong!I loved it!it had a funky kind of feel to it (very cool) and great music! Jared Leto plays Prefontaine.Truthfully i had never heard of him before but i wont forget him! he is an amazing actor! not only was he amazing at acting he is very,very, very good looking!!!!!If you love drama, sports, romance, action, or hot guys this film has the perfect amount of everything for your taste! I would advise anyone and everyone to see this film!.GO PRE!!!!!


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