Prefontaine (1997)

Prefontaine (1997)

Released: 1997
Genre: Biography, Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Steve James
Starring: Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey, Jared Leto, ,
Run time: 106 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 63563


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 <[email protected]>
User Reviews: This is a great movie that tells a universal story…dream big, and when you do anything- give it all you’ve got. Steve Prefontaine, if this movie is accurate, was not only a great athlete, but he was also a great man. I read a few things about him on various websites, and it seems that he did quite a bit of charitable work in his short life, and he was indirectly responsible for great strides taken in improving the quality of amateur athletics, and the overall treatment of those athletes taking part in it. The movie is cast really well, and it goes a long way to improve my personal view of Jared Leto, who did a brilliant job here. He proves, with this film, that he has a lot more talent than he is given credit for…and this movie, tho no blockbuster by any lengths, is a great film to showcase that talent. The rest of the cast goes to build a solid movie that is crafted into a sort of documentary style film half of the time, and a straight-cut movie the rest of the time. It’s a great story that can be used in any context, outside of sports altogether. Like I said, I know nothing about the sport itself, but Prefontaine’s death was a tragedy anyway you look at it. No athlete to date can even get close to beating Steve’s record, and that alone is amazing.

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