Prefontaine Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Olympic defeat matures a selfish distance runner (Jared Leto) into a sports activist before his 1975 death in a car crash.

Cast: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Amy Locane, Lindsay Crouse, Laurel Holloman, Breckin Meyer, Brian McGovern

Director: Steve James

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • But then, just when it appears the race is lost, Steve James' love for his character and art form kicks in and wins the day, and, though flawed, Prefontaine is an engrossing portrait of a complex figure. show more

  • Using documentary-style Super 16 film and staged cutaway interviews with friends and family, James and his photographer and co-producer, Peter Gilbert, fashioned a movie with an affecting, candid look. show more

  • What sets Prefontaine aside from most sports movies is that it's not about winning the big race. It's about the life of a runner. show more

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