Without Limits (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, Sport

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




  • Jenna Elfman at an event for Without Limits (1998)
  • Tom Cruise at an event for Without Limits (1998)
  • Robert Towne with Billy Crudup
  • Tom Cruise at an event for Without Limits (1998)
  • Donald Sutherland as Bill Bowerman
  • Billy Crudup in Without Limits (1998)

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7 February 1999 | SKG-2
| Excellent track film
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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,180 13 September 1998

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