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Plot: 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 …
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Captures the spirit of his times
I was a grad student at the University of Oregon in the early seventies when Steve Prefontaine made his mark as a runner there. This film captures his life and times reasonably well, and Jared Leto’s performance does a good job portraying the Steve Prefontaine the general public like me knew, though Leto has more of a preppy/Abercrombie & Fitch appearance than the somewhat craggier Prefontaine. Those who knew him then personally can make a better, further assessment. Despite the limitations of its budget (for example, they shot the film in 16mm–Super16 actually), it’s one of the better sports films made and should have had a stronger theatrical run. If memory serves, the release also had a woefully limited marketing budget.
An athletic apparel store in Boston has a glass case which displays one of Steve Prefontaine’s running singlets. It made me pause to see it there, an inanimate object which once clothed someone so highly animated. This film does a decent job of bringing life to that persona.
Prefontaine’s life is what makes this movie watchable, not so much the movie itself. However, Jared Leto as Pre, and R. Lee Ermey and Ed O’Neill as Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger, respectively (Pre’s coaches), offer good, convincing portraits of these historic sports figures. On the minus side, the sound track sounds like it belongs in a 70’s made for TV movie, and the film’s stadium scenes are unconvincing because the shots of fans are done close up to hide the obvious fact that there’s only a hundred people or so in the stands and not the thousands that watched Pre race in reality. The producers should either have spent the money to pay for more actual footage of Pre’s races, or paid for the extras to make the stadium scenes more convincing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Steve James
Writer Steve James, Eugene Corr
Actors Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O’Neill
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton Camera
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle (WA), USA (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 7245, EXR 200T 7293)
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up) (Eastman)