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Directed by:
Steve James

Starring Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer, Lindsay Crouse and Amy Locane, "Prefontaine" (also known as "Steve Prefontaine - Der Langstreckenläufer") is a Biography/Drama/Sport film directed by Steve James, released on January 24 of 1997 in the USA.

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

Who directed "Prefontaine":

Prefontaine was directed by Steve James, an American actor, director, cinematographer, writer, and producer.

After Prefontaine, Steve James directed The Interrupters, released in 2011, Head Games (2012).

What was the release date of "Prefontaine":

Prefontaine was first released in the United States on Friday, January 24, 1997. Also released on this day were Fierce Creatures (dir. Fred Schepisi and Robert Young), Zeus and Roxanne (dir. George Miller), and Angel Baby (dir. Michael Rymer). This was twenty-two (22) years ago.

What is the cast of "Prefontaine":

At the casting of Prefontaine we find Jared Leto, previously seen in How to Make an American Quilt (1995); R. Lee Ermey (The Frighteners (1996), Dead Man Walking (1995)); Ed O'Neill (Blue Chips (1994), Wayne's World (1992)) [ more... ]

  • Breckin Meyer and Lindsay Crouse also appeared together in The Insider, released in 1999.
  • Jared Leto and Kurtwood Smith can both be seen in Girl, Interrupted, released in 1999.
  • Jared Leto and R. Lee Ermey can both be seen in Switchback, released in 1997.

What is the Storyline of "Prefontaine":

Steve Prefontaine comes from Coos Bay, Oregon and emerges as one of the best distance runners in collegiate track and field.

After enrolling at the University of Oregon in 1969, where Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger become his coaches, Prefontaine proceeds to win three national cross-country championships and four consecutive 5,000-meter runs, breaking the U.S. record in the latter. "Pre" gains fame as an aggressive runner who likes to be out front from the start, rather than biding his time until a [...]

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