The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Rachel, a part-time call girl, consumed with fairy tales, is taken off the streets of Las Vegas by Navy, a high-class gigolo in search of a new way of life in Montana. Along the way, the ... See full summary »
Gregory C. Haynes
When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. ... See full summary »
Pre" embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the... See full summary »
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
Without Limits, the second movie released last year on Steve
Prefontaine, is now out on DVD. It's too bad this movie wasn't given a chance to find an audience with its short run at the theatres, but now one can see the movie at home. Without Limits is a better movie than Pre mainly because of its actors. Billy Crudup's acting, appearance and running in Without Limits are much more believable than Jared Leto's teen idol cipher in Pre. Donald Sutherland plays Bill Bowerman in Without Limits as a Zen master who carefully uses his will and commands on Pre. He is the coach's coach who meets the challenge of his life with Prefontaine. R. Lee Ermey as Bowerman in Pre has a diction and appearance which reminds me too much of a drill sergeant instead of a coach. One thing I can't stand about both movies are the actors cast to play Bill Dellinger who won the bronze in the 5000 meter. As much as I love Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill plays Dellinger in Pre), the two actors who play Dellinger in Pre and Without Limits look and talk more like football coaches than a world-class runner who became a coach. The psychology of Prefontaine and his wins and losses is explained very well. Without Limits does a very smooth job in mixing archival footage with scenes from the film. It's a bittersweet experience watching the film knowing that the story must end with Prefontaine's tragic death at 24. But that's the material of which legend and Nike ads are made of. Chariots of Fire is a running movie classic with its look at runners of the 1924 British Olympic Team.
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