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Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  24 January 1997 (USA)
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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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Harc a másodpercekért  »

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

If Steve Prefontaine were alive back in 1997, the film was released one day before his 46th birthday. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of some racing scenes, runners are in the middle of the track when they should be running on the inside, in lane 1. 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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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.28 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Baba O'Riley
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
Courtesy of Polydor Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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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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