Prefontaine (1997)

He beat the odds... And became a legend!

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1997-01-24
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 75 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hollywood Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Steve James
star 6.6/10
From 75 Ratings


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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  • Jared Leto

    as Steve Prefontaine
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Bill Bowerman
  • Ed O'Neill

    as Bill Dellinger
  • Breckin Meyer

    as Pat Tyson
  • Lindsay Crouse

    as Elfriede Prefontaine
  • Amy Locane

    as Nancy Alleman
  • Laurel Holloman

    as Elaine Finley
  • Brian McGovern

    as Mac Wilkins
  • Kurtwood Smith

    as Curtis Cunningham
  • Adrian Amadeus

    as Finnish Teammate
  • Laurence Ballard

    as O'Hara
  • Ryan Brewer

    as 12 Year Old Kid
  • Shannon Leto

    as Bar Patron
  • Robert Burke

    as Young Pre
  • Kevin Calabro

    as 3rd Airport Reporter
  • George Catalano

    as Patron #1
  • Wally Dalton

    as Dick Burke
  • Adam Fitzhugh

    as Thomas Becker
  • Jim Freeman

    as Patron #2
  • Peter Anthony Jacobs

    as Ray Prefontaine
  • Eric Keenleyside

    as James Buck
  • Stephen J. Lang

    as Bartender
  • Eric Liddell

    as Gary Powers
  • Henri Lubatti

    as Frank Shorter
  • Michael Patten

    as Munich Stadium Official
Directing Steve James Director
Costume & Make-Up Bill Corso Makeup Designer
Writing Steve James Screenplay
Production Pam Dixon Casting
Costume & Make-Up Tom Bronson Costume Design
Sound Mary Ramos Music Supervisor
Sound Michelle Kuznetsky Silverman Music Supervisor
Sound Mason Daring Original Music Composer
Editing Peter C. Frank Editor
Art Carol Winstead Wood Production Design
Camera Peter Gilbert Director of Photography
Production Shelly Glasser Co-Producer
Production Irby Smith Producer
Production Jon Lutz Producer
Production Mark Doonan Producer
Production Peter Gilbert Producer
Writing Eugene Corr Screenplay
Editing Jim Williams Color Timer
Production Beth DePatie Unit Production Manager
Directing Jeanne Caliendo First Assistant Director
Directing Jay Smith Second Assistant Director
Editing Suzanne Suffredin Editor
Production Pam Dixon Associate Producer
Crew Stan Barrett Stunt Coordinator
Crew Chris Howell Stunt Coordinator
Art Gregory A. Weimerskirch Art Direction
Crew Stanton Barrett Stunts
Crew Rusty Hanson Stunts
Crew Kathy Jarvis Stunts
Crew Ron Otis Stunts
Crew Ron Sarchian Stunts
Art Nina Bradford Set Decoration
Art Chris Karges Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Ronald Leamon Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marienne O'Brien Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Mary L. Pyanowski Key Hair Stylist
Camera Peter Kuttner First Assistant Camera
Camera Robin Buerki Steadicam Operator
Camera Robin Buerki "B" Camera Operator
Directing Barbara Tuss Script Supervisor
Sound Robert Marts Production Sound Mixer
Sound Brett Grant-Grierson Boom Operator
Editing John Helde First Assistant Editor
Sound Stuart Goetz Music Editor
Sound Clancy T. Troutman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound James Troutman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Jeffrey L. Sandler Dialogue Editor
Sound Michael P. Cook Dialogue Editor
Sound Glen Auchinachie Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dan Thomas Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jason England Assistant Sound Editor
Sound T.W. Davis ADR Mixer
Sound Sean Keegan ADR Mixer
Sound Andre Perreault Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound T.W. Davis Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Mike Moyer Gaffer
Lighting Colleen Kingdon Best Boy Electric
Art Neil McLeod Property Master
Camera Robert Zuckerman Still Photographer
Camera Bruce Birmelin Still Photographer
Crew Tom Knott Special Effects Coordinator
Production Michele Carmel Long Production Coordinator
Art Alun Vick Construction Coordinator
Art Randal R. Groves Construction Foreman
Crew Paul E. Stroh Transportation Coordinator
Crew Don Haggerty Transportation Captain
Visual Effects Steven R. Benson Visual Effects Supervisor