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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.

Director:

Steve James

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Steve Prefontaine
R. Lee Ermey ... Bill Bowerman
Ed O'Neill ... Bill Dellinger
Breckin Meyer ... Pat Tyson
Lindsay Crouse ... Elfriede Prefontaine
Amy Locane ... Nancy Alleman
Laurel Holloman ... Elaine Finley
Brian McGovern ... Mac Wilkins
Kurtwood Smith ... Curtis Cunningham
Adrian Amadeus Adrian Amadeus ... Finnish Teammate
Laurence Ballard ... O'Hara
Ryan Brewer Ryan Brewer ... 12 year old kid
Robert Burke ... Young Pre
Kevin Calabro Kevin Calabro ... 3rd Airport Reporter
George Catalano ... Patron #1
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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In actual footage of the Munich Olympics, the runners' numbers are on their backs. The actors have numbers on the fronts of their jerseys. 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 Saturday Night Live: Neve Campbell/David Bowie (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Mason Daring, Frank London
Courtesy of Daring Records
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Not too shabby
10 August 1999 | by jediharrSee all my reviews

The day I saw this film I was trying to steer clear of doing work my father wanted me to do. So I stayed in my mother's room and watched it. I was at first flipping through the channels then I saw "Prefontaine". I had heard of it so I started watching it. I was going to turn the channel, but something made me not. I was so interested in this movie. I liked it a lot. It isn't one of my favorite movies, but it is good enough to watch. After I saw it I put on my shoes and tried to run as fast as I could. It was a good movie!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prefontaine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$311,253, 26 January 1997

Gross USA:

$589,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$589,304
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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