Prefontaine

Prefontaine

Director: Steve James Cast: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Breckin Meyer

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Overview

This biographical sports drama is the true story of an Olympic runner whose life ended tragically short. Jared Leto stars as Steve Prefontaine, a teen who develops a running talent despite unorthodox physical traits such as a short stature and legs of different lengths. "Pre" is still sufficiently impressive enough on the track field to be recruited by Bill Bowerman (R. Lee Ermey), an Oregon college coach who creates homemade running shoes in his garage. His arrogant attitude vexes even his girlfriend (Amy Locane), but Pre's athletic skills prove to be the real deal, as he wins an NCAA championship and qualifies for the 1972 Olympics. Prior to his event, however, a terrorist attack in Munich leaves several athletes dead, and a shaken Pre doesn't medal. Back home, Bowerman turns his shoe-making enterprise into the global sneaker giant Nike, while Pre chafes under the poverty enforced by Olympic rules. He becomes an outspoken advocate for amateur athletes and tries to organize an exhibition, which leads to criticism by the press. Before he can compete, however, Pre is killed in a car wreck. Prefontaine (1997) was one of two motion pictures made about the runner at the same time; the other was Without Limits (1998).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/2018
UPC: 0738329230814
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 26,232

Special Features

Audio commentary by writer/director Steve James; Original theatrical trailes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jared Leto Steve Prefontaine
R. Lee Ermey Bill Bowerman
Breckin Meyer Pat Tyson
Ed O'Neill Bill Bellinger
Amy Locane Nancy Alleman
Lindsay Crouse Elfriede Prefontaine
Brian McGovern Mac Wilkins
Laurel Holloman Elaine Finlay
Kurtwood Smith Curtis Cunningham
Peter Anthony Jacobs Ray Prefontaine
Eric Liddell Gary Powers

Technical Credits
Steve James Director,Screenwriter
Nina Bradford Set Decoration/Design
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeanne Caliendo Asst. Director
Eugene Corr Screenwriter
Mason K. Daring Songwriter
Pam Dixon Associate Producer,Casting
Mark Doonan Producer
Peter C. Frank Editor
Peter Gilbert Producer
Shelly Glasser Co-producer
Michele Kuznetsky Musical Direction/Supervision
Jon Lutz Producer
Peter Marts Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Irby Smith Producer
Gregory A. Weimerskirch Art Director
Carol Wood Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prefontaine
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [11:38]
3. Chapter 3 [11:38]
4. Chapter 4 [15:33]
5. Chapter 5 [19:33]
6. Chapter 6 [12:39]
7. Chapter 7 [13:06]
8. Chapter 8 [12:20]

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Prefontaine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very motivational movie. Anyone who views this movie will enjoy it. Its explains Pre`s life and how he became the great person he did. I believe everyone should see this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie ever. It really hits the heart. About a guy that really gave it his all and never gave up. He loved what he did so much, he never stopped. Failure and pain were no excuses.