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Without Limits (1998)

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The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.

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Robert Towne
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crudup ... Steve Prefontaine
Donald Sutherland ... Bill Bowerman
Monica Potter ... Mary Marckx
Jeremy Sisto ... Frank Shorter
Matthew Lillard ... Roscoe Devine
Dean Norris ... Bill Dellinger
Billy Burke ... Kenny Moore
Gabriel Olds ... Don Kardong
Judith Ivey ... Barbara Bowerman
William Mapother ... Bob Peters
Adam Setliff Adam Setliff ... Mac Wilkins
Nicholas R. Oleson Nicholas R. Oleson ... Russ Francis (as Nicholas Oleson)
Amy Jo Johnson ... Iowa's Finest
Lisa Banes ... Elfriede Prefontaine
Frank Shorter Frank Shorter ... Fred Long
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Storyline

The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash. Written by Anonymous

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Believe in yourself. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Finnish | German

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin límites See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,180, 13 September 1998

Gross USA:

$777,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$777,423
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie within a year to tell the Prefontaine story. The first being Prefontaine (1997) with Jared Leto in the role. See more »

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The Olympic Fanfare is heard during television coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics. However, John Williams didn't compose that piece until the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. See more »

Quotes

Bill Bowerman: George Young is in town.
Steve Prefontaine: So?
Bill Bowerman: So, he holds the world record in the two mile.
Steve Prefontaine: Well we're running the 5,000 at the trials, Bill. What... you don't think I can beat George Young?
Bill Bowerman: He's got one hell of a finishing kick. Now you're not gonna run away from him... flat out.
Steve Prefontaine: Ah shit, we're back to front running again?
Bill Bowerman: Nothing would please George Young more... or the crowd. You'd be giving the crown the performance they want and him the one he expects.
Steve Prefontaine: Well you could call a race any goddamn you want, but ...
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Excellent track film
7 February 1999 | by SKG-2See all my reviews

Though I liked PREFONTAINE, Steve James' version of the same story, this is much better. That was straightforward biography, where this captures the poetry of running (James' film was prose, this is poetic). As he proved with PERSONAL BEST, Robert Towne understands the nuances of track and of athletes. Crudup is excellent as Steve Prefontaine, and even looks like a runner. And Sutherland gives the performance of his career as Bill Bowerman. I truly hope it lands him an Oscar nomination. I also hope Towne gets to direct more often, as all three films of his are winners.


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