PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
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...See full summary »
Tom Cruise considered playing Prefontaine, but decided against it citing that he was too old for the part.
All my life, man and boy, I've operated under the assumption that the main idea in running was to win the race. Naturally, when I became a coach I tried to teach people how to do that. Tried to teach Pre how to do that. Tried like hell to teach Pre ...
When Bowerman goes to talk to Pre at The Paddock, you hear Donald Sutherland say, "I haven't noticed you working out all that much," but his mouth doesn't move.
English, Finnish, German
$56,180 (USA) (11 September 1998)
$777,423 (USA) (20 November 1998)