Overall Rank: 6453
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 44
Theatrical Release Date: 01/24/1997
Genre: Drama, Sport
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steve James
Actors: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Breckin Meyer, Amy Locane, Lindsay Crouse, Kurtwood Smith
Plot: Based on the life of Steve Prefontaine, an Olympic hopeful, who ran to be the best. His inspiring story shows that you can do anything that you put your mind to but there may be a cost.
Quick Movie Reviews
Rich - wrote on 07/30/2012
For any competitive athlete who has dreams of greatness, this movie should be in their top three of all time. It's a feel good tearjerker which also gives a pretty decent panorama of one of the guys who brought about the running craze of the 70s. Undersized and feisty, 'Pre' became one of the greatest mid' distant runners in World History by his early twenties. Leto is truly awesome in this role. The interviews with those close to him mixed with what is convincingly real 'Pre' footage makes you feel like you were there. My only real criticism is they didn't highlight how awesome he was in Cross Country as well. This is the 'Rudy' of track!
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/2012
Pretty excellent biography - even if you didn't run track, it's a fascinating look into perseverance and inspiration. You can gain insight no matter what you do in your life - it's that good. If only every biography could reach this level, the world would be a better place.
Josh C - wrote on 07/03/2007
This movie always makes me feel lazy and gives me motivation to get off my butt and run. Jarrod Leto is great and the story is fantastic.
Related Movie Lists
Recent Movie Talk Posts
No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about Prefontaine!