Prefontaine

"Good"

Prefontaine Review


Slightly less-realized than late-to-the-race competitor Without Limits, Prefontaine is still a reasonably good retelling of the life story of Steve Prefontaine, the opinionated and brash distance runner who choked during the Munich Olympics and died in an untimely car crash before he could redeem himself in Montreal in 1976. Prefontaine focuses more on tertiary characters than Limits, some of which are interesting and some of which are not, but really gets annoying for its mock-documentary style. Namely, the actors are "aged" and interviewed in the present day, talking about Pre, complete with subtitles identifying who they are. The problem, of course, is that it's all fake -- and the last thing you want to feel when watching a biography is that you're being lied to.


Prefontaine

Facts and Figures

Run time: 106 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th January 1997

Box Office Worldwide: $589.3 thousand

Budget: $8M

Production compaines: Hollywood Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Steve Prefontaine, as Bill Bowerman, as Bill Dellinger, as Pat Tyson, as Elfriede Prefontaine, as Nancy Alleman, as Elaine Finley

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