PREFONTAINE (1997 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Stars ììì

Prefontaine—is a fair to middling documentary that uses the talents of Jared Leto to play the part of the Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine.  I like to see R. Lee Ermey in any movie. He plays the part of Bill Bowerman in this film.

Storyline

Steve Prefontaine rises from few athletic prospects to competing in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He prepares for the 1976 Montreal Olympics; but, tragically dies in an automobile accident.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Steve James for his directing efforts. Thank you to Producers
Mark Doonan, Peter Gilbert, Jon Lutz, and Irby Smith for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:  Bill Dellinger (Ed O’Neill), Pat Tyson (Breckin Meyer), Elfriede Prefontaine (Lindsay Crouse), Nancy Alleman (Amy Locane), Elaine Finley (Laurel Holloman), Mac Wilkins (Brian McGovern), Curtis Cunningham (Kurtwood Smith), and Finnish Teammate (Adrian Amadeus).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.


Ben Meyers

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