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 Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash. Written by
This picture is one of the few movies produced by Cruise/Wagner Productions. The production company has the potential for making great movies. I enjoyed this movie because it is about the pursuit of excellency, which I myself try so hard to do. The acting was good, I was especially touched by the performance of Donald Sutherland (Ordinary People) " Bill Bowerman." One can try to do their best and achieve their potential but someone else might be slightly better. We should never compare ourselves to other people but just be the best that we can be, to endure hardship and have much discipline. That is the core of what I learned from this movie. I watched Tom Cruise talking about the movie and decided that I liked the concept. It was indeed a good movie. The movie was sad at times but it is a solid story that will move you! My favorite scenes: "Steve Prefontaine" Billy Crudup (Inventing the Abbotts) running in the woods. My favorite quotes:" When you believe in something you tend to make people very, very nervous." "It is easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission." " Be thankful for your limits in this life, they are just about limitless as they get in this life."
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