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Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (1995)

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 »

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Credited cast:
Dana Carvey ... Himself
Ken Kesey ... Himself
Phil Knight ... Himself
Brian Lanker Brian Lanker ... Himself
Walt McClure Walt McClure ... Himself
Kenny Moore Kenny Moore ... Himself
Blaine Newnham Blaine Newnham ... Himself
Elfriede Prefontaine Elfriede Prefontaine ... Herself
Ray Prefontaine Ray Prefontaine ... Himself
Phil Pursian Phil Pursian ... Himself (as 'Phil Pershian')
Alberto Salazar Alberto Salazar ... Himself
Erich Segal Erich Segal ... Himself
Frank Shorter Frank Shorter ... Himself
Mary Decker Slaney ... Herself (as 'Mary Slaney')
Lasse Virén Lasse Virén ... Himself
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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 cover of Sports Illustrated, which hailed him as "America's Distance Prodigy". By the time he died in a tragic auto accident at the age of 24, Pre held all 7 American records between 2,000 and 10,000 meters. Off the track, he fought relentlessly for the rights of amateur athletes to prosper for their sacrifices. Narrated by Ken Kesey, Fire On the Track is the story of this young lion's life, as told through rare footage and the memories of those who knew him best - his teammates, coaches, family and friends. Interviews include David Bedford, Frank Shorter, Ian Stewart, Bill Bowerman, Jeff Galloway, Dick Buerkle, Lasse Viren, Dana Carvey, Mac Wilkins, Kenny Moore, Dave Wottle, Alberto Salazar, and many more. Written by Chambers Productions

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eugene, Oregon, USA

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Chambers Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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