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Inspirational and entertaining, PREFONTAINE is another acclaimed success from the makers of HOOP DREAMS. It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ... in an incredible against-all-odds quest for Olympic gold! The triumphs and heartbreaks of this unforgettable champion will have you riveted from beginning to end!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Prefontaine gets to the finish line in reasonable shape despite plenty of sloppy running along the...
June 21, 2017
New York Times
Disappointingly colorless and squeaky-clean.
June 17, 2017
Even through Prefontaine's obviousness, we feel its force.
June 16, 2017
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Legendary runner's story is compelling, tragic.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a biopic of the legendary young middle-distance runner and Olympian Steve "Pre" Prefontaine. There is standard PG-13 language and a few scenes of passionate kissing and making out. The most disturbing parts of the film revolve around the 1972 Munich Olympics, as the hostage-taking of the Israeli athletes is depicted from the perspective of Prefontaine and the other members of the American athletes. The masked gunmen are shown and gunshots are heard, but the film focuses on how the violence affects Pre and the track team, not on the violence itself.
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- Genre:Drama, Documentary
- Release Date:January 24, 1997
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD